Sunday, May 11, 2014

I Got {exactly} What I Needed

From those first moments when my two were close
and safe in the nest. 
Our nest...

Through those first steps and
the early exploration of their worlds...

During all the playful moments,
and the long walk, "long talk" moments...

I have loved being a mother.

It wasn't a dream of mine - this motherhood thing.
I never imagined myself in this role.
No, I grew up with dreams of stardom and an independent life.
as the song says...
"You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometimes
well, you just might find,
You get what you need."
The Rolling Stones

Today is my 27th mother's day.
My kids may think they are celebrating me today.
But, in my heart,
I'm really and truly celebraing them.

Joining Kathy and friends for
and Rebecca for


  1. Just wonderful. Happy Mother's Day!

  2. This was SO sweet!! Happy mother's day!

  3. Yup, sounds like you got what you needed, eXaCTLy! May you and your family live long and prosper. Happy Mother's Day.

  4. I feel the same way!

  5. Beautiful words. I am glad you could turn around from 'not really wanting to be a mom' to loving it - happy Mother's Day, Adrienne!

  6. Such a beautiful post. Happy Mother's Day.

  7. this is just so beautiful adrienne, so thoughtful and written with so much conviction!! you always do amazingly creative things with these songs!!

    i don't know where you are but you are capturing some amazing images!!

    and wanted to be a star?? i had no idea!!!

  8. Love how you combined Mother's day with the music prompt.


  9. that last phrase summed it up perfectly! Hope you had a beautiful Mothers' Day.