Tuesday, March 18, 2008

17 Years Ago Today....

My life was changed forever.

I became a MOM.

I can go back in my mind and remember the details of that day (and the previous week) so very well.

We had just bought our first home and moved in over the weekend. It was Monday morning.....time for work.

I worked for a pharmaceutical company and never thought about not working. I worked ten hour days and most of the time, 6 day weeks. I had taken that Saturday off because we were moving into our new house!

It was Monday morning and I was exhausted. I was a week away from my due date and intended to work until labor. However, that morning I was seriously contemplating calling in sick.

I trudged out to the car, opened the door and.....my water broke. Thankfully, it wasn't anything like in the movie THE CONE HEADS. I have to admit to a bit of a fear that it would be exactly like that!

I went back in, called in sick and went back to bed. We spent the day painting the shutters, pacing, doing some laundry, pacing and waiting for the cable guy. He couldn't believe I was in labor and waiting for him before going to the hospital! Priorities, right?

Seventeen hours from start to finish....I was a MOM!

Happy Birthday, Sam (Mantha May)!! Thank you for changing my life...

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