When I got married I wanted to have children right away! I always knew wanted to be a mom. I guess that's a testament to my own mother, isn't it? My husband, being the more level-headed person in this equation, insisted we wait at least 2 years before starting our family. I'm grateful now that he did, because of course, once we started having children we never again had a moment to ourselves! That is the way it goes, isn't it?
But I am not complaining. I have loved motherhood every step of the way. I never understood the term "Terrible Twos" or "Fearsome Fours", or whatever. I remember saying at each age that 'this is my favorite age'. Wait, maybe there was a brief time with a teen-age daughter, about 14 years of age - that was a bit rocky...I seem to recall a lot of 'discussions' and a lot of tears. But on the whole, they are a great group of kids, and I adore each and every one of them.
This is my family, with a couple of grands sprinkled in. It is a couple of years old already, but in the interest of getting this post out today, I'm using this one anyway ;)
It's a gorgeous day here, I hope it is wherever you are, too!