You gave me life.
You grew, changed and altered 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.
I love you Mom.
On the day Princess was born, so was I.
I went from being just Rachel. Rachel the woman, the friend, the wife. To being Rachel, The 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 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 as his own wife and mother of his children. I am the example to which he will compare every girl in his life.
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 the many hats we wear and many 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 profound experience of them all.
For in being a mother, our truest selves are finally discovered.
Happy Mother’s Day, Momma
Happy Mother’s Day, Me.
Happy Mother’s Day to you.
You are a blessing to your family, your friends and the world as a whole.
The future owes itself to you.