Tuesday, May 15, 2012

My First Mother’s Day

I loved my first Mother’s Day. 

There were no gifts; just a cookie monster card.

No fancy meal; just some tasty Mexican food.

The day was pretty much like any other Sunday in our house.  Henry & I played outside a bit while T. was at work.  Henry & I shared a bunch of cuddles, smooches, and smiles. 

Mixed in with the happy times there were also some grouchy times and it wasn’t all perfect (like when someone got up at 7am!) but that is why the day was PERFECT.

The day symbolized our new life as a family and my new role as a mother.  A role that I could have never truly imagined just how much it would change my life.  A role that I will happily take through both the grouchy times and the happy times.  A role that I am honored to have.

It was another reminder that THIS is my life now. And I love it. 

EVERY single day is special to me and I am so thankful to be Henry’s mommy.

I have days that are frustrating as a mommy and days that are easy.  But no matter what, nothing changes the fact that this little boy is my son and I am his mother and he is THE BEST thing that has come into our life. 

Mother’s Day, like every day to come, makes me appreciate how lucky I am to have this special little man in my life.

 Outside on Mother's Day

 He is being ornery....see what he is doing with his hands!!

And to my own Mom.  You know this and it goes without saying but I will say it anyways….I love you and you are an amazing mother.  I appreciate now more than ever all the sacrifices you have made for me, especially early on and I will forever be grateful for everything.  Thank you for being such a wonderful mother.


  1. Happy Belated Mother's Day!

    So happy you had a fabulous day!

    (And I'm sorry I have yet to respond to your email. It's half typed...but, look, look, he's sleeping!!!! Yay! Thank you for your kind words and understanding. I appreciate it.)

  2. happy first (of many) mother's day!! so happy you have this little cutie in your life.

  3. He is so stinkin' cute! My word. That smile kills me!

    So happy that you are enjoying this journey of motherhood. There's nothing like it is it? You said it perfectly. . . "It was another reminder that THIS is my life now. And I love it."

    Isn't it hard to imagine what life was like BEFORE them?

    Love the message to your own Mom, as well. Beautiful!