Becoming a mother

"In a few years, I'll be the boss," she dreams, her mind full of career plans. But she decides on a brief pause, just enough to ensure her little one gets the best start.

As he goes off to school, she’s his cheerleader, cheering him on in every school play and every inconsequential recital.

As college arrives, she’s his rock, helping him navigate new challenges and new freedoms.

And as he steps into marriage, she’s his wingman, guiding him towards marital bliss.

When he stops calling, her motherly duties are finally complete and she sits alone in her empty, quiet house, excitedly thinking to herself, "Now, where was I?"