After 24 columns, two years and a second child, it's time to say goodbye
Former Truro resident Sonya Thorne and her boys Aiden, left, and Camryn.
Thorne and her family moved to Newfoundland last year. SUBMITTED PHOTO
BY SONYA THORNE
My first son, Aiden, was only a year old when I started writing this column in June, 2012. The idea of my second son Camryn hadn't even been entertained. Now, 24 columns and almost two years later, it’s time for this, like all good things, to come to an end.
This column, along with my personal blog, have become my journal. Except instead of keeping my personal feelings private, I broadcast them in the most public way possible. I know, or at least hope, I am not the only mother out there feeling the way I do about motherhood. So I decided to write this column to openly express, how although it is the most rewarding experience in my life, it is also the most challenging.
In my 24 columns I wrote about my fears and insecurities as a new mom. I discussed the worries associated with pregnancy and motherhood and then described finding a new love that changed me. I shared how I was doing everything I could to be the best mom I knew how to be, and along the way trying to make memories to last a lifetime.
I talked about my social life, or lack thereof. I shared intimate stories from my life and complained when my child was sick. I admitted that I hated giving birth (and being pregnant) then announced that I was going to do it all over again. I guess it couldn't have been that bad after all. Yes, it was. But it was also worth it.
I shared my highs and lows of being a mother using sentiment and humour. After all, laughter is the best medicine. At the end of a hard day when you smell like a mixture of baby urine and milk, and find Cheerios in the oddest places, you can't help but laugh. Because if you don't you'll probably cry and that requires too much energy.
It was a great gift to be able to share my thoughts and stories about motherhood with others.
I can only hope that my sons, Aiden especially, will one day read every column that I wrote. Maybe then they'll get a true understanding of how much I love them and how much I enjoy being their mommy. It may be wishful thinking, but maybe Aiden will even apologize for some of the headaches he caused me in his toddler years.
I have welcomed all interested readers into my life every month since June 2012. I remember being surprised that there were people out there, other than my own mother, who read my column. So thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for reading. It's been an amazing journey and I am sad to see it end but I do appreciate those who came along for the ride as I discussed All Things Mommy.
Sonya Thorne sits at home in Newfoundland with her two-year-old son, Aiden, and newborn, Camryn. The Thorne family expanded on Dec. 16 with Aiden's little brother.