I am sitting here this morning thinking about what has surprised me the most as a mom, and I honestly can come up with quite a few. Who couldn't? Children bring in a whole new life experience for every parent. Everyday I am surprised about the honest opinions, the imaginative little stories and the dramatic, yet heartfelt statements that come out of their little mouths and think How do they come up with this stuff?? I am surprised about how my patience has been tested to it's limits one minute and the next how my heart melts from just a little pouty face. The love that I felt the moment I laid eyes on them was so overwhelming calling it surprising is probably an understatement. I could go on and on about all these little suprises that mean so much as a mom but I would definitely have to say that the biggest surprise is how much I have changed as a woman. Sure, I still have the core of what makes me "me", but looking back on how I felt about everything from world issues, politics, relationships with my family, and my future is a large contrast to how I feel today as a mama. The change in me is the most surprising. I am grateful for the change, not just surprised.