By: Luisa del Rio
I am the happy mom of two teens; Samy is 12 years old and Aleja is 14. My children have made my faith, my love and above all, my patience grow. Patience that at times feels like it’s running out, but is strengthened when I tell myself, “KEEP CALM! They are growing, maturing, it’s just a phase, they’re going to change…” But to be honest, the one who has grown, matured and changed has been me, and I praise God for it.
My beautiful teens have taught me about a love that is practical, simple and able to do all things. They’ve taught me to enjoy them, to relax, and understand that being their mom will not actually kill me.
For 11 years, I was a mom like the rest. I left early in the morning for work and came home in the late hours of the afternoon to play with them a little and check their homework. I was blessed to have a grandma and nanny by my side, who loved and spoiled them for more than 10...