Happy Mothers Day!
I love Mothers Day and I am grateful that there is a day set aside to celebrate the wonderful mommas in our lives – although I fully believe every day moms deserve love and gratitude because a moms job isn’t easy and a moms love is crazy powerful and strong.
I’ve been incredibly blessed to be born to the best mom. She is selfless, sweet and has always been my best friend. She’s been my closest girl friend since I can remember. My sisters and I are so lucky to have her as a mom. She’s the closest ally, she’s a trusted confidant, she drops everything she’s doing to come to her children’s aid and she has such a powerful love for her family. She is phenomenal, wonderful, beautiful, happy, inspirational — and even those words do not accurately describe just what a great woman she is. Its like the most cliche phrase ever, but truly if I could be half the mom she is as I continue to develop as a mother, then I will have become a really great mom. I’m so thankful that she is my example of motherhood.
Several years ago I met my mother-in-law who I instantly adored. The second I was introduced to her she took me under her wing, was so welcoming and we have had a close friendship ever since. I love that I can text her random little things throughout the day, that I trust her enough to tell her things on my mind and know that she always remembers what we’ve previously talked about. She listens and she cares. She just makes you feel valued and worth while. I always thank my lucky stars that I have a good relationship with her because I feel like its so common to hear about girls who do not have good relationships with their mother-in-law. Lucky me, she is one of my closest friends.
I share this picture most Mothers Days since getting married because honestly who else has this cool of a picture of their mom and MIL? My mom is on the right, Wild Man’s mom is on the left and at our wedding after Wild Man and I fed each other a piece of cake – they did the same to each other and I’m so glad the photographer caught the moment. (also how cute is my dad laughing behind them?)
I also had to give a shoutout to my two sisters in law who have children. They are such great moms to their children and I have really loved being able to watch them with their kids and learn from their examples. I have a running list in my phone of things I have seen and continue to see them do that I love and want to implement in my mothering.
Lastly, I need to give a very happy shoutout to my little baby boy who made me a mother. This is my first Mothers Day and I think this is going to be a day filled with reflecting on the last five and a half months of being this sweet guys mom. I am so, so lucky. Being a mother is difficult and tiring, but I don’t even think of that stuff because the reward is so much greater. It is fulfilling, exciting, happy and (again a cheesy line) truly the calling I know I was meant to have.
Happy Mothers Day to all of you. I hope your day is wonderful and I hope your hearts are full.