Monday, June 9, 2008

Three stages of motherhood

In response to a request for me to post a pregnancy picture of my sister, I thought I'd use this one taken on Mother's Day of Mom, Jeanette and Me: All three mothers in different stages.

Mom is in the Mother of Adults stage that I aspire to someday: experiencing friendship with her adult daughters who live nearby and enjoying her grandchild (soon to be grandchildren).

Jeanette (she's the pregnant one--ha!) is in the Mother-to-Be stage: glowing and beautiful, preparing her "nest", wondering what her baby girl will be like and what life will be like after she's born.

Nanette is in the Mother of Teen (in a few short weeks) stage: it's not too bad, but it has some ups and downs, and after almost 13 years of motherhood, I still haven't found the instruction manual!!!

I am so thankful to be able to experience all of these stages with my mom and sis!


robin said...

that is a precious picture and i love how you described the stages of motherhood. jeanette looks precious- not much longer!

robin said...

just wanted to say 'precious' one more time!

Nanette R. said...

Robin, you're precious! :-)