Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Moms Day!!

10 months and one week ago, I became a Mom. It sounds wild saying it, but it's true! My precious baby boy came into my life in one powerful, and otherwise indescribable moment. Wow, was it ever...
I remember those seconds after when it seemed so quiet, so intense, and desperate...and then FINALLY we heard his tiny cry. I'm still not sure I can totally get a grip on that moment. It seems like it was a dream. I can barely imagine ever a time when he wasn't with us.

From a very young age, we are asked what we are going to be when we grow up, and we are encouraged to make a decision about our education after high school. I flip-flopped for 15 years about what I wanted to do with my life. Being a mother, for me, has been a realization. I understand now that this is what I was meant for. I love every minute, even the difficult ones.

As a woman, being able to give birth is incredible, but more than that - far more than that, I realize that the ability to mother is the gift of all gifts. And certainly, that is not to say that I am a perfect mother, or even a great mother; but I am in love with being a mother, and I would and will do anything for my child, and that is what it is all about.

So, thank you to my mom from the bottom of my heart. I understand your love, and your heartache (sorry), and I appreciate so much how you have given your life to us, your kids. xo

Happy Mother's Day to all the beautiful women I know who are, or who will soon be, a Mama!

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