Ten years ago today I became a mom. The years have gone by in a blink of an eye, but I can barely remember life without Ella. For weeks after she was born, I kept half waiting for Ella’s real parents to come get her, because there was no possible way that B and could be permanently responsible for this creature.
But here we are. Ten whole years with Ella.
She has really put us through the paces from the very beginning – sleepless nights, projectile vomiting, temper tantrums that could peel paint, arguments that could put a lawyer to shame. But she has given us so much joy from the very beginning – all the time spent with her asleep on my chest, her giggles, her wonder about the world, her rampant curiosity. We couldn’t have asked for a better kid to teach us how to be parents.
Happy birthday Ella-bella. Thank you for making me a mom.