I am a mother,
whose children are becoming young adults.
I have held their hands, wiped their tears
experienced joy, worry, and fears.
As babies I watched them take their first steps
which were only the beginning of firsts in their lifetime.
It has taught me patience, and compromise
and about saying sorry, because
I have and will continue to make mistakes.
And no one said it would be easy,
it is by far the hardest job on earth.
I have learned through fresh eyes
things about myself and of life,
and that love does not divide, but instead multiplies.
Through it I've discovered that I am strong
and they have shown me what it means to be courageous.
I love them unconditionally,
and will forever wear my heart on my sleeve.
I am a mother.
The truth is,
none of us are going to do it right, none of us will do it perfectly.
But we will do the best we can and when we know better hopefully we will do better,
and support each other in the process.