Ten years later, after enjoying the massive satisfaction (and occasional waves of isolation) of being a stay-at-home mom; after maneuvering the delicate obstacle course of being a step-mom to my daughter’s half sisters; and after adapting to life as a working mother, I just can’t stop thinking that this is all going by WAY too fast.
Now we are celebrating double digits. As usual, this year we had a piñata at the party. My girl planned a Greek myth theme and so a fish-shaped pinata, with its, granted, distant Poseidon reference was as close as we could find at Display and Costume. We came home to fill the balloons and piñata and decorate the (ugh) gluten-free cake.
So here we are. The hurts will inevitably keep happening and the tears will sometimes flow, but the love—the love is immense and unwavering.