For instance: Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as medicine, and chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying. Fairly meaningless tidbits of information in the grand scheme of things, really, but things I did not know...
One thing I did not know until eighteen months ago, and am still learning, is how much I would absolutely love being a mother. I was completely prepared for how "awful" it would be; late night feedings, ear infections, getting puked on, never sleeping in again, completely losing my identity as I had known it, less flexibility, someone being totally dependent on me, less time for everything.
What I was not prepared for is how much I would love being the mother of these two absolutely incredible works of Heavenly art. Along with all the "awful" things come the humbling things; the hugs, the kisses, the smiles... I am in absolute awe over these two girls God gave me. As I sit here looking at the most beautiful picture of my babies, I think of a quote I once read, "I never knew what it was like to have my heart outside my body."
Being a mom has made me braver than I ever knew I could be. Most of the time I still have no idea what I am doing. But I love every single minute of it!