This is my first Mother’s Day as a Mom. It’s been a whirlwind since my little one entered my world last July. He is, without a doubt, the most wonderful thing to ever have happened to me. So far motherhood has proven to be an exhausting, boundless journey that tests every limit. There are days when I feel like I’ve mastered the world and other days when I wear the world on my shoulders. The unexpected rules the day but it doesn’t shake me – it’s a ride worth being on.
The most magical thing so far has been watching my son change. Everyday there is something new – a new sound, a new look, a new food, a new toy, a new step, a new laugh. The newness reminds me of what matters. He has become a light to light even the darkest days. He is my little friend and my little love.
So far I love being a mom but I know I have many lessons ahead of me. One thing is certain – I respect all moms and the jobs they do more than I ever have. I am now beginning to understand just how much work, time and heart goes into being a mom. Despite the effort, there is no doubt that this is the most rewarding, special role that I’ll ever have.
Whether you are showered with flowers, gifts or kisses, I wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas that read. You do good work and deserve special thoughts and love not just on Mother’s Day, but every day.