Until recently, I fought to maintain a balance, not realizing the balance I sought was a mythical creature. If I worked too much and missed date nights, I felt guilty. When I was not at work leading Soldiers, I felt guilty.
I know she was a regular little girl, a person with her own hopes and dreams before she was my mom. It's hard for us as children to picture our parents as people. I mean, you're telling me they had lives before they devoted it all to us? Indeed.