Motherhood gives each mother a unique opportunity to interact with each child as an individual. I have found that both my child are very unique. My children are polar opposites. My job as a mother has been to help Teri and Eric each reach their unique potential in an optimal way for their learning style.
Since Eric was about 6 months old I have always stressed to Teri, that Eric is her brother and not her responseability. I have always stressed that mom and dad are responsible for the care of both Teri and her brother. That Teri's job in life is to be the best possible Teri possible, even if it meant leaving Eric behind at times. In that endeavor Teri has exceeded what I thought was possible.
Each child has made my life so much better in their own unique way. Eric has helped me learn patience. Teri has help me learn to dig deeper for the answers, although on technical issues I am quite sure she hates the line "wait until your father comes home". Eric has helped me find the time to knit 100's of warm winter items for kids in need. Teri has taken me to England and Italy, which were life time dreams of mine. I would still like to go again and explore some more. It is not possible now. Eric has taken me to our nations capital and explore all the history, something that I have dreamed of doing. Yes each has given me so much.
I guess in my own meandering way I am trying to say thank you to my 2 increadable kids. They along with John have made my life so rich. For that I am very thankful.