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It isn't the easiest job in the world. Mother. Someone said to me recently, "if someone had told you all the things you were going to go through as a mother, would you have done it?" My answer is yes. I'll tell you why.

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On Tuesday I was waiting in the outer office of Cheyenne Mayor Rick Kaysen. I have fine tuned my waiting skills. I don't mind sitting quietly, no phone, no magazine, no conversation, just waiting. Several professional people walked into the outer office while I was waiting. Only one gentleman said hello to me. However, I got several looks from some of the other people that indicated their curiosity as to who I was and why I was waiting in the outer office of the mayor of Cheyenne.

My pride swelled as the Mayor exited the office with my 15 year old son beside him. The professional onlookers curiosity was satiated, I was not there to join their meeting. I was not their to express my view on some important topic facing the City of Cheyenne and its citizens. I was there, like a parent waiting for their son to exit the principals office, only I was waiting for my son to exit the mayors office. My favorite job: mother.

No one will ever be able to take this away from me.

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