Adventure Challenge: Day 60 – Birthday Boy

Motherhood is such a crazy journey. I will be honest, I really didn’t foresee children in my future. My son was the biggest surprise of my life. I was on birth control and was 4 months pregnant before I realized I was pregnant. The remaining 5 months was an anxiety filled period of my life. I knew I would be facing motherhood as a single parent. I felt like I wasn’t suited to be a mother and didn’t know if I really had enough to offer a child. 

I decided when my son was born that I would be the type of person I would want my son to be. The first year was rocky. I struggled so hard to figure out how to be a mom, how not to lose myself, how to support us, and how to be there for him. It was when I opened my art studio. 

I love being a mother. I love even more than I have this amazing being for a son who has shown me that I am capable of depths of love I had no idea existed. I am a better person for him and am so grateful for him. 

This weekend, he turned 6. There were mama tears shed. I can’t believe how fast time is flying and I’m trying to be present every single day. He is so organized and loves to throw parties. We spent the entire day blowing up balloons, filling water balloons, stuffing the pinata, and running errands. We were surrounded by so many amazing friends that have become family. He is a very lucky kid and I am a very lucky mom. 



About strokeofred

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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2 Responses to Adventure Challenge: Day 60 – Birthday Boy

  1. mary says:

    you are a rockstar!

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