Sunday, May 10, 2015

For My Mom on My First Mother's Day as a Mom

As I sit here snuggling my baby girl on my first Mother's Day as a mom, I can't help but feel inspired and go old school "It's Because I Think Too Much" on you and share what's on my mind. 

I always thought I knew how much my mom did for me and how much she sacrificed to be a mom. But I don't think I truly understood the magnitude of what she did for me and my siblings until this past year as a I became a mother myself.  And now I know that when she told me she knew better, she really did. It's got to be so hard to watch the little person you created grow up, make mistakes, and do things that will hurt them despite sharing your experience and guidance. 

I sit here looking at my little girl in disbelief at how much she has already grown and how many little stages of her life will only be memories, we won't experience them again. And I know I still have so much to experience with Avery, but that just makes me think of my mom and how, after all those years trying to mold me, she had to just let me leave her care and go do my own thing. I get so choked up thinking that one day my baby could be living states away from me. Just makes me really realize how much of sacrifice being a mom truly is. 

On this Mother's Day, I have a little something to say: For everything you've done and everything you've yet to do, thank you! It means the world to me. Happy Mother's Day!

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