Now that I am a mom, I have a new appreciation for moms. Now, I'm not saying that I never appreciated my mom, but I think that I understand my mom more now. I think I also have a better understanding of what it means to be a mom now too - not really because I'm a mom to Josh, but because I've seen the way my mom and Brian's mom have helped me as a new mom.
My mom and dad stopped their lives in Toronto for 2 months to come to Vancouver and help us. I'm not saying that my mom was the only one helping - my dad helped out tons too. But my mom and I had some really good talks about parenthood and raising a family that I could never really understand before. We are completely indebted to my parents for making the sacrifice to come out here for us. However, I know that my parents will never ask for anything in return. It's just something parents do. I understand what that means now. Thanks, Mom and Dad.
I see Brian's mom almost everyday too. She comes to our house everyday because she has to pick up Brian's dad. When I was working, she would sometimes come into the house and read, but most times, I think she sat in the car and waited for Brian and his dad to come back from work. Since I've been home, she comes in and visits for a bit everyday. At least once a week, she brings dinner and we all have dinner at our place. On those nights, she also helps out with Josh. We never had to ask. It's just something mom's do. As an aside, Brian's mom also goes to her daughter's house almost every night to help get the twins (now 6-months old) bathed and down to bed.
I feel so indebted to both my moms for everything they've done for us. And they never ask for anything in return because it's just something mom's do. Well, I just want you to know how much I appreciate all the love and support you've given me. Thank-you.