I have been missing in action for a while now. That doesn’t mean that I have been missing from all action, just from my blog. In fact, I have been busier than ever. Some family stuff came up (you know how it is) and I haven’t found the time to sit down and write a post, until now. I apologize.
A lot of stuff has happened in the past month and a half, but the best thing by far was that I got to celebrate my first Mother’s Day! I was honestly more excited than I am on my birthday or on Christmas morning. It might seem silly to you, but I don’t think there is anything that I’d rather celebrate more than being a mommy.
See, there is something super special about waking up and realizing that it’s your day. And it is a totally different feeling than waking up on your birthday, which is also your day. Everybody has a birthday, but only women who are raising or helping to raise children can truly celebrate Mother’s Day. In this category, I include moms (both biological and adoptive), grandmas, aunts, cousins, and even friends. If you are a woman who is currently impacting a child’s life, then you are part of the cool Mother’s Day club.
My day started with many smiles and amazing morning cuddles. My little girl isn’t very cuddly but she can be in the morning. Sometimes. If she has had a good sleep. And the stars have aligned. I guess she knew it was Mother’s Day. I was then presented breakfast in bed by my amazing husband, and given a beautiful, sentimental gift. We had lunch with my husband’s family, and later that day we visited my family. It was a wonderful day through and through.
After I had put Ava to sleep for the night, I had some time to myself. As always, I used this time to think, this time about the women in my life who have helped to shape me. I thought about my mom (more on her here) and how proud she would be of me, and of her baby granddaughter. I thought about my nana and my aunt who have always been there for me and have supported me. They are more like mom #2, and mom #3. I thought about my inlaws and how lucky I am to have been accepted into a family of kind-hearted, strong women. I thought about the women who aren’t family at all, but I have made them my family over the years. I really am blessed.
My second last thought before I went to sleep is how blessed I am to be a mother. I definitely do not take it for granted. It has changed me and my life more than anything else in the world. I love knowing that I created a beautiful, living, breathing human who will grow up and change the world. Her impact might be huge, or it might be small but it will be something. No matter what it is, she has made me a better person and I will give my all to her. And one day, if she chooses to have children, I will guide her in all the best ways that I have been guided in my life.
My last thought was that I can’t wait to do it all again.