With a baby sleeping on my chest and a toddler sitting at my feet, I can't help but relish the sweetness of this Mother's Day.
Folks always say that "you never understand how much your mother loves you until you're a mother". That was not a profound reflection for me... until I became a mother. Now the truth of that statement hits a strong chord. I always knew that my mother loves and adores me (my husband can't get over how she can be so excited to see/ hear from me EVERY TIME... even multiple times a day), but now I get it.
The thing about motherhood is that your kids are the MOST IMPORTANT THING IN THE WORLD. To say that I would do anything for my girls is not comprehensive enough. To say that I would sacrifice my life for them doesn't describe their importance enough. To say that I LOVE and ADORE them is true, but I want a new word... a word not used to describe flippant romances.
The ironic thing is you raise your kids so that they grow to be independent. (pause... Hazel just walked over and asked for a "huggie"). My dream for them is to grow into adulthood and create their own families (unless they choose a different adult path). So being a mother means that you WANT to take 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) place in the life of your #1!
So to my #2 (I count Jake, Hazel & Heidi as a group), HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! I love and adore you and can not say THANK YOU enough.
To my #1, thank you for making me a mama. The greatest thing that has ever happened to me.