It started with her. My first mothering experience that is. I was the daughter, she was (well, still is) the Momma. She taught me about emotions, love, strength, independence, beauty of self, confidence and all about being a Southern woman in a modern world. She taught me proper grammar, table settings, etiquette, manners and grace. She showed me how to be the best mother I can be through graceful acceptance of her own imperfections.
You gave me life, you changed for me and you continue to inspire me daily with your strength. Even when you feel you are at your weakest… you are still the strongest woman I know.
Thank you Momma. Happy Mother’s Day. I hope the boys treat you right since I’m not there.
On the day Princess was born, so was I. I went from being just Rachel, a woman, a Wife.. to being A Mother. We learned together, we continue to learn together. We stumble, we fall, we get back up again. My child has taught me so much about love, laughter and self. I hope that I can continue to humble myself before her and also show her what true strength is. I hope she will always know that her conception, her birth, her life… have changed me profoundly and I am a better woman and mother because of her.
I never believed that I could love a second child as much as the first. But it’s true. On the day Monkey was born, a new Mother was born again. I became the mother of a boy, a Mother of a second child. This is a different kind of mothering. You must be more adept at multi tasking and being in two places at once. Now with a boy I am charged with raising a man and being the example of the kind of woman he should strive to find. I am the example to which he will compare every girl in his life. What a weight, but what a blessing.
Monkey has changed me with his love, his sensitivity, his brilliance and his sneakiness. He has made me faster, smarter and better.
Mothering is a blessing. Whether your child is born of your body or your heart, you are forever changed the first time you look into their eyes.
Of all jobs we hold in our lives.. being a mother is the hardest and easiest, it is the lowest paying and highest rewarding, it is the most frightening and yet most reassuring. Being a mother is the most profoundly changing experience you will ever have in your life.
For in being a mother, our truest selves are finally revealed.
Happy Mother’s Day to my mother.
Happy Mother’s Day to myself.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of my wonderful Mommy friends.
You are a blessing to your family, your friends and the world as a whole. The future owes itself to you.