Michelle & Brogan in Tuxedo Park, NY

BABY GAVIN BORN 8 LB, 13 OZ

 

It all began with me hugging the porcelain toilet every morning at the break of dawn. Little did I know that after nine months, my life purpose was to begin: to be a mother, a childhood dream.

 

In a short time, I realized it's not about being the "perfect" mother, but rather, it's about happiness. A true spiritual experience of harmony with my family, my life, and myself.

 

Thanks to my children, I have learned and continue to learn that love is respect and admiration. My anger is abated by determination, my fear has changed to caution, and my joy is bliss. As a mother, I feel every emotion in my heart, not my mind. I am grateful for all blessings. And to think, it all began with me on my knees. Someone has a sense of humor!