Being a mother wasn’t something I always dreamed about. While all my friends talked about getting married and becoming mothers I dreamed of spending every moment of my adult life in a hospital changing and saving lives as a doctor. Then the first day of college, I met my now husband and the life I had planned from childhood started to change. I maintained my interest in medicine, but added to the goals to become a wife and mother. I thought I could mold all those goals together and luckily I have, but my vision of how I would practice medicine changed. I don’t live in a hospital, work insane hours, and I’m not tied to a pager. Instead I work part time as a doc fostering and growing my continued love for medicine, but still get lots of time as a home-maker and mommy.
Honestly I wouldn’t have it any other way. Being a mom is my greatest and most fulfilling accomplishment. The little one teaches me kindness, patience, and love on a level I never thought imaginable and has shaped me into a better person and doctor. Most days are spent with tickle fests, play dates, and exploring the world from an innocent toddler’s perspective and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Every task, even the little ones like making pancakes on a Sunday morning, are so much fun and I am so grateful to be blessed with this sweet, innocent child to share my days with.
The recipe we used was so yummy and simple, so I put it below in case you have a pancake craving!
Quick & Easy Pancake Recipe:
from Children’s Cook Book
1 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 pinches salt
1/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup milk
2 tbsp butter
1 cup fresh berries
1. Sift the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt into a bowl.
2. Crack egg into a small bowl, add milk and whisk.
3. Pour the egg and milk mixture into the dry ingredients.
4. Mix loosely leaving batter clumpy.
5. Fold berries into batter.
6. Melt butter into frying pan.
7. Ladle batter into frying pain and cook until golden brown on each side (apprx 2 minutes)