|Momo with my oldest brother Tomicah, before the biblically proportioned baby deluge.|
I was looking through some old family pictures scanned into my computer, when I had a mind-blowingly obvious realization -- mommies are people too. They have weird senses of humors, they can be self conscious, sometimes they like crass television shows. Some of them aren't great, and some of them are extraordinary; capable, intelligent, innovative, visionary -- all of the important words. They put most all of that incredible energy directly into making someone else better. They totally cut out the middle-man and take direct responsibility for the outcome of another person (or two, or three, or eleven) -- whether that be by staying with those kiddos every step of the way or by working to provide them with other opportunities. That's kind of huge deal to me.
I hope it goes without saying, but I love you mommy. Thank you.