Sunday, May 13, 2012


A lot of people don't like Mothers Day. And for 4 years, I didn't either. In fact, I dreaded it, and wanted to just skip right over it.

For those of you who feel that way; I feel for you, my heart has been hurting for you all day, I think of you, and I pray for you daily.

Today was a different Mothers Day for me than most, for a couple reasons.
1. This is my first Mothers Day as a mother.
2. This is the first Mothers Day where I couldn't be with my mom, even if I wanted to. Which I did.

Instead of being sad that I wasn't a mother, I was so happy that I got to wake up to the happiest little person, and his amazing daddy. It was magical.

And instead of taking my mom for granted, I spent today thinking about how much I love her and miss her.

Several of my friends have lost their mothers, and in a weird way, I've felt like as a tribute to them the best thing I can do is to not take my mom for granted. So I call her every day, usually like 5 times. I know she must get sick of it, but I know some day we won't always be together and I want to learn and glean as much from her as I possibly can. And she has so much to share, and teach. She's such an honorable woman and I learn so much from her, just by her example. I love her. Happy Mothers Day, Mom!

I also had a lot of time to think about the women in my life who are mothers to me, who aren't my mom. Like my sisters in law, my mother in law, my cousins, and my friends. I don't know what I'd do without the amazing women in my life and I'm thankful for each of you. I hope you all had a wonderful Mothers Day.

I like Mothers Day, because I get to think about my life with Nolan, and I get to think about my mom. Those are 2 of the very best things in my life, I am so blessed.

Happy Mothers Day!