Before I Had Kids ...
Submitted by lizzy12305
Life before baby was, in one word: selfish. My husband and I spent money on whatever we wanted. I have the greatest shoe and clothing collection, oh and purses, too! (I can't even wear half the shoes now—I wish someone had told me that before I got pregnant.) Life was pretty great though. My husband and I went out every weekend with our friends and we were in touch with everyone, we went dancing, stayed up late, etc.
Now life is still great, possibly even better, but different. I love my children and I'm not at all envious of my friends who are still looking for that special someone; the search for my hubby was enough. My boys are my life, I never want to be away from them, and when I am I feel almost empty. I love my mom duties, I love being a wife and cooking and taking care of them. I have changed so much since having Maxwell though. I always knew I would breastfeed but I never thought I would be a rear facing advocate and a cloth diaper user. I was naive and never even thought about my children having allergies or needing to know how to use an Epi-Pen.
All in all though, when I look at my children and they smile, it's all worth it ... the labor and the surgeries and every bit of stress that I have over raising them—it's all worth it. I LOVE them and they LOVE me and that is all I need.