It feels very surreal to be officially celebrating Mother’s Day this upcoming weekend! Last year my son was just a little bean in my belly, and secretly I kept thinking that I probably wasn’t pregnant at all and instead just eating a lot. The doctor clearly made a mistake and that was just a taco in my belly! This year, however, it is very real and I can’t help but be thankful for everything motherhood has brought me as well as how much I love and appreciate my own mom.
I’ve always been close to my mom and my memories growing up were of her providing constant support, encouragement and love to us, no matter where we were in life. Despite any ups or downs she always had us sitting down at the dinner table, eating a home-cooked meal and talking about our day. She embodied the title “Super Mom” because somehow she balanced working a demanding job and still getting my brothers and I to a million and one practices/meets/recitals/games/etc. (on time!). She taught us how to be wonderful and caring people while still being our best friend. She spent every penny she earned at her job to buy us clothes, toys, books and send us to college without incurring any debt. She always made sure we were laughing, learning and enjoying life. The person I am today I owe to the sacrifices my own mom made for us every day.
Now as a mom myself I have the opportunity to give my son that same support, encouragement and unconditional love. At one time I was scared to become a mom, yet I know now I had the tools all along to be a nurturing and loving parent because of the world my own mom created for me. Her patience, strength, uplifting attitude and creative ability to come up with a silly song at the drop of a hat taught me how to do the same for my child. Her love of being a mom not only helped her own children become strong, happy individuals but her grandchildren as well. It’s true what they say – there is no love like a mother’s love, and that love transcends throughout the entire family.
Yes being a mom is tiring, trying and life changing, but there is no greater joy. Somehow after spending my entire day chasing after him and wondering when I’ll have time to myself, the few minutes I get to unwind are usually spent scrolling through pictures of him or looking up places for us to go on the next sunny day. Becoming a mom has certainly lived up to expectations and has given me an amazing reason to wake up every day. And I thank my mom for making me love it so much.
Whether you’re celebrating in person or just thinking about the memories, I hope you all have a wonderful Mother’s Day! xoxo
Btw, I wore this outfit because Thomas is currently 34 weeks and here I am 34 weeks pregnant. Gotta love a high waisted dress – they will literally work with anything! 🙂