I found this great questionnaire on Rebeccas blog The Blessings of Modern Domestication all about being a mom. I though it was the perfect thing for mothers day!
Looking at Motherhood Together:
1. What is one thing you wish someone had told you about being a mom?
That I was giving my life up but that through doing that I would find myself =0)
2. What is the most embarrassing thing you’ve experienced as a mother? I think the most embarrassing times are when kids are learning to notice other people and haven't learned that we shouldn't talk about other people. I know I have had my kids say things like “Is that a guy or a girl?” To a particularly manly women before. Or “Wow he is huge!” Ugh how embarrassing!!
3. What's been your lowest point?
When my husband was away for training(in the army) and I was 4 months pregnant with baby #4. My second child got pneumonia and was in the hospital. I had SO much guilt that I couldn't be home with my other kids but knew I needed to be with my poor sick guy! I felt SO overwhelmed.
4. What's been the most rewarding?
Being able to watch them grow into great little people and knowing I got to be part of it.
5. Describe a mommy moment that transformed you so much so, you will never forget it nor are you the same since?
Each time one of my babies has been born and I hold them for the first time its amazing.Feeling your heart overflow with joy. I will never forget that.
6. Are you more relaxed or paranoid since becoming a mother? LoL! With my first two I got more paranoid! But now that I have four I have learned how resilient kids are and I have relaxed a lot!
7. Did you plan on becoming a mother or were you taken by surprise?
It was a complete and utter shock! But one that I have never regretted!
8. Were [or are] you close with your mom?
I am super close with my mom!She is one of my favorite people.
9. What family tradition do you want to pass down?
Spending lots of family time. So often people are over scheduled and hardly spend any time together just playing and being a family. I want us to really know each other and spend lots of time together.
10. If you could start over, what would you do differently?
I wouldn't have started so young (I was 17) It took me a long time to learn to be a good mom.