This is my first Mother's Day as a mom... even if I'm still little more than an incubator. But it made me think about how every woman should be celebrated in some special way this day. You can be a mom in so many ways. Women are nurturers by nature... we just each choose what deserves our love and attention. Some moms love and care for four-legged creatures (and we know that they can often be as trying as the two-legged variety); some moms cuddle and kiss away the bad days for their husband or boyfriend; some moms grow a career with time, effort and dedication; some moms will fight tooth and nail so that their friends have joy in their lives. I think that being a mom is about nurturing something and watching it grow simply because you loved it. So, happy mother's day to
Jen - who spoils Franq with endless hours of fetch and tirelessly works to create a hit show on the CW
Shannon - who offers snuggles on-demand both to Smokey and her aspiring police officer
My sisters (including the in-laws)- who are raising beautiful children who I can only hope will influence Leo
Leigh - who has taken to motherhood like a competitive swimmer to water
Courtney - because little Miss Paisley is handful and she is always the voice of reason to help her friends make the best decisions
My Mommy - who gives endlessly to the children she's birthed and call her own, but also to countless children through education and offering a shoulder to lean on
CJ's Mommy - I've never met a woman who loves to love so much.
My Nana - What a strong woman.. even at the young age of 91.
My clients, my friends and anyone who stumbles across this entry - I'm sure you're a kick-ass mom to something special in your life.