Tuesday, November 10, 2009

True Love

I can't help myself. I LOVE my kids.

Dan and I were discussing our interests last night and for the first time, I realized that my biggest personal interest right now is making sure that my kids are well cared for.

I know what you're thinking... "How can kids be your own personal interest?"

Good question.

I had always thought my interests were violin, reading, etc., but last night I realized that more than anything, I care about my kids well-being. I was actually shocked.

I've been mothering for seven years now - feeding, clothing, diapering, disciplining, teaching, kissing and hugging. I have always loved my children. Always. But I never realized how much a part of me they are.

It reminds me of my own personal definition of true love. I believe that true love between any two beings, is when you can feel every emotion for that person: love, frustration, happiness and sadness - in essence that their joy and pain are invariably connected to yours.

I love my kids. I truly do.


  1. Oh Shelley!

    This is such a cute post. I just love reading your blog. I'm almost inspired to start blogging again. It's SO true how much they are a part of your life. EVERYTHING and I mean EVERYTHING I do revolves around little Ashley. I had no clue that it would be like that when I was pregnant with her, but I totally love it. Ashley is definitely my own personal interest, so I know what you mean! She's the best boss in the world!

  2. Michelle, I hope to someday have the same convection you do! I know I love my kids and very much, but I hope that some day I can truly be the kind of mom I want to be.