|Remembering the "Mommy" Years. Looking forward to the "Mom" Years.|
Thursday, January 19, 2012
I've recently undergone a name change. It happened quite suddenly. A bit shocking really. It even happened without my permission. I don't like it. When I hear it, I cringe a little. It sounds so foreign to me, but still, I answer. Sometimes it takes me awhile to even realize I'm the one being addressed, that's how un-used to it I am. Each time I hear my new name I take a deep breath because I know there's nothing I can do to revert back to the old name. The name that melted my heart each time I heard it. The name I heard between giggles when joy was shared. The name called out when a scraped knee needed mending by kisses and icecream. The name sought out late at night to ward off lingering monsters in the closet. I'll miss my old name. I'll embrace my new one. Goodbye, "Mommy". Hello, "Mom". This will take some getting used to.