A little over six months ago, my heart filled with more love than I even imagined possible as I welcomed my baby girl into our lives. She made me a mother from that instant, and I’ll never forget that feeling of her being placed on my chest.
Each day has brought more love than I knew possible. My heart swells as I see her smile at me, hug me, or give me kisses. As I put her to bed last night, I couldn’t help but rock her and hold her just a little longer. I know she won’t be a baby forever, but she’ll be my baby forever.
I know Mother’s Day is just another holiday, and some people have it right up there with Valentine’s Day as a Hallmark holiday. While that may be true, I can’t help but enjoy a day to celebrate being a mom. Sure, it’d be nice for breakfast in bed, a day where I don’t need to do anything, and maybe a nap. But, I’d rather celebrate the fact that I AM a mother because of my beautiful, happy, smart, funny, little girl that I have in my life.
Being a mom has been the most selfless and hardest job, but one I would never change. It is beyond rewarding. The days may be long sometimes, but the weeks and months fly by. Every day I fall in love just a little more, and the memories of me when I wasn’t a mom are pushed a little further away. I love Annabelle more than anything, and could not imagine my life without her now.
So today, I’m going to snuggle up my little girl, play with her on the floor, hold her and cuddle on the couch, and thank God for this little miracle. The nap will wait, the breakfast in bed may come another time, because there is no place I’d rather be than with Annabelle and Aaron. This holiday might be for me, but it’s because of them that I am a mom, and that’s something I never want to forget.
I also have to wish my mom a Happy Mother’s Day! It’s because of her that I know how to be Annabelle’s mom. I thank God everyday that I have had her as my mom!
Happy Mother’s Day to all, whether you are a mom to a child, dog, cat, bird, fish, or anything else! I hope you have a wonderful day!