Sunday, May 13, 2012
mother's day thoughts
mothers day is really one of my favorite days of the year. it always starts with music and mimosas. then we pile in bed to eat breakfast and i get showered with hugs and kisses and sweet cards. this year i also got a rad unicorn painting.
but today is truly about so much more than that. seven years and nine months ago, i embarked on this crazy journey called motherhood. i remember looking down at the tiny little boy in my arms with ZERO emotion. i didn't really know what to think or how to feel. the first year of his life was spent in a fog trying to figure out who i was and who this kid was that i somehow managed to bring into the world. it was hard. a lot of days are hard and i wonder why i got myself into this. but, there are moments that are sweeter than honey and times that i thank the Lord over and over again for blessing me beyond all measure for this little life i get to shape and mold. and as he grows up, we become better friends and our relationship changes to accommodate a different level of mother/son intimacy. it's pretty remarkable really. as he asserts his independence, i see that he actually depends on me more and more. not in the all encompassing way of infanthood, but for the safety and comfort i can provide him-both physically and emotionally. to me, these are much sweeter times than the ones at the beginning of his life. i realize now that while i'm not a great mother, i AM a good one. and we are exactly perfect for each other.
Posted by amanda at 5:07 PM