Maddy and Me.
I have always loved kids, and for as long as I can remember I have always wanted to be a mother. At 18, I was told that due to health problems I may not ever be able to have children. I was beyond devastated. Cut to….
3 years later, living in Hawaii, and working on Baywatch. The impossible became possible. I was pregnant!!
Madison’s name means “Gift from God”. For truly that’s what she is…my miracle baby. She was born healthy and strong in 2000, I was 22, my lucky number. To say it changed my life forever still somehow seems an understatement. That was the beginning of understanding that as much as I was here to show and teach her…she would equally show and teach me. Having Madison in my life taught me so much about myself, love and what’s important in life. It’s funny how it simplifies things and yet shows you the deep complexities of life at the same time. Never have I experienced such joy, such strength and such purpose in life.
My favorite thing about being a mom is that no one can take that away from me. I will always be a mother. No matter where I go or what I do- eternally Madison is part of who I am.
Even now thinking about this makes me cry. Is there anything that touches us deeper than our children…I can’t imagine so. For me Madison is my “Little Delight” (Delight was my great grand mother’s real name and see…it must run in the family :))
Smell the Roses
I love flowers, so does Maddy. When she was first learning to walk we would go through the neighborhood picking wild flowers. We would talk about how beautiful they were, what colors they were, their names…then one day I saw her looking at me curiously every time I would put a flower to my nose. She didn’t know what I was doing. So I proceeded to teach her how to “smell the roses”. It ain’t that easy folks! The words inhale and exhale don’t have much meaning at this point. For the next few months everytime I would give Maddy a flower, she would smile, put it to her nose and blow snot all over it!! Some laughs last forever…WRITE THEM DOWN!!!
Rock On RockinHotMoms!!!
Anyone who knows Brooke knows she always has a smile on her face and warm hug to greet you. Her laugh is loud and infectious, she has enthusiasm for everything she does, most of all mothering. Brooke has lived anything but an ordinary life. Born in Dallas Texas, Brooke was a ballet dancer for 12 years and started modeling throughout Europe at 16. At only 17 she moved to New York on her own, and by 18 she had landed her first television pilot in Orlando. In 1996, she moved to L.A and soon became a series regular on Baywatch. She left the show to have a baby girl, Madison. (father is Julian McMahon, Nip Tuck, Premonition). Brookes career took off, she hosted NBC’s “Dog Eat Dog” and was a regular on several TV shows including “Northshore” and “Pepper Dennis” (in which she play Rebecca Romijn’s sister), she has been busy doing films, but had time to share with us a one of her many life changing experiences with motherhood.
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