I don't think I ever truly understood what it took to be a mother until I had Keira. I mean I knew about the things that kids did, and that I'd have to give up certain things and such, but I didn't know what it was going to feel like and how it would change my perception of the world we live in. She makes me want to be a better person. I think more about my choices I make with her around. How much I do to care about the environment to hopefully preserve the things I took for granted as a kids (growing up in the forest) to how the items on our local, state and national ballots may effect her well being now, when she's a grade schooler and when she's starting her own family.
Every time I see that smiling (heck even when she's crying) face, I'm in awe not only of what I created with some simple chromosomes, but of how she's only been out of me for 7 months and already has multifaceted personality.
I know it's not sunshine and daisies, and one day when she's 16 or so she'll tell me I'm ruining her life and it'll break my heart, but she'll still be my love at first sight.
Happy mothers day to all the mommy's out there!