I was watching “What To Expect When Expecting” the other night. I know.. I know… Better late than never. But, Chris Rock had a great quote that really hit home with me. It really sums up how I feel about doing what I do. Before becoming a foster parent, I spent most of my time going out with my friends and while I love my friends and loved spending time with them, I don’t think I was truly happy until I became a mom.
“End of the day, family’s all that matters. Not the races and the trophies and the endorsements. Not the money and the women, and the sex and the drugs, and partying with Jimmy Buffett at the back of Willie Nelson’s bus. None of that means jack shit when I’m gone. But you guys, my kids, that’s all we really leave behind.”, “There’s no such thing as ready. You just jump on a moving train and try not to die.”, “Dude, you’re gonna be fine. You just got to get over your fear of babies. They can smell fear, like bears or wives.”, “You just don’t get it do you? We love being dads. When I was young, I used to think I was so happy. But now I know I’m happy. Exhausted, but happy. I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.”, & “You don’t know true love until you wipe someone’s butt.”
I think this pretty much sums up my life today. Wouldn’t change a thing!