My Second Mother’s Day Reflections

Yesterday we celebrated Mother’s Day, and specifically, it was my second year to celebrate as an official mother. Time truly moves too fast, and it is bewildering to think that last year I had a bouncy, bubbly little five month old princess in my arms.

I really started to think again about how life has changed since I became a mom almost seventeen months ago. I feel like the same person, but somehow my child makes me better. I feel like I can still do some of the things “old me” would do but with a littler more planning and organization.

Being a mother is one of the greatest joys I’ve felt in my life.

I understand love more deeply and on a level that is inexplicable. I see the world with a different pair of eyes. I understand what “mommy gut” is. I can understand exactly what Kennedy is trying to tell me, and I always have been able to ever since she was born.

Being a mother has taught me immeasurable amounts of patience, humility, and perspective as a human being. I feel like I continue to grow and learn as Kennedy is growing and learning. There are new things to discover, new obstacles to overcome, new milestones to reach, and new celebrations to be had. Both on her part and my part.

I feel like motherhood is as much of a journey as it is for our children as they grow. Yes, you become a mother when you have a baby, but it doesn’t stop there. Being the mother your child needs and loves is a hard, but rewarding task that I am proud to say I am a part of.

Of course, I wouldn’t be able to do this alone. I have had the most amazing spouse and father to my child who is there every step of the way, picking up every inch of slack and always being there for Kennedy and me. He makes motherhood an easier journey and one that I am proud to be on with him by my side.

I am excited to see where this journey takes us. What beautiful things my child will learn and accomplish and what things I can learn to help her blossom and flourish. I am beyond blessed with such a beautiful daughter who is so expressive, smart, funny, and thoughtful. Oh, and she’s pretty stinkin’ cute, too.

Truly blessed.

A belated Happy Mother’s Day to all of the amazing women that are on this journey called motherhood. You are treasured.

14 Comments

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    Jennifer
    May 13, 2013 at 7:31 am

    I love this. I know exactly how you feel! This was my second mother’s day too.

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    thepaceofitall
    May 13, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Happy belated Mother’s Day! I think being a mother must be an amazing feeling, and I am sure you are a great one. And oh my, Kennedy looks so much like you!

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    Haute Mommy
    May 13, 2013 at 8:12 am

    The patience and humility that motherhood has taught/given me cannot be measured or described in words. Incredible!

    Great post, Meg.

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    Darby Hawley
    May 13, 2013 at 8:13 am

    This is awesome; you’re a great mother. Hope you enjoyed your special day being honored for all you do as a mommy!

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    Life With Lauren
    May 13, 2013 at 8:46 am

    So amazing Happy Mother’s Day! She is so adorable.

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    Annalilly
    May 13, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Happy Mother’s Day, darling! You are an amazing mama.

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    Neely
    May 13, 2013 at 9:58 am

    You are such a fab mommy and miss K looks great!

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    Georgina
    May 13, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Happy belated mother’s day Meg! Kennedy is such a beautiful child and I love hearing how wonderful motherhood is 🙂

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    Amber
    May 13, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Aww, Meg! I love this post. So sweet and shows what a fabulous mama you are to sweet baby K!

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    Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire
    May 13, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    What a beautiful statement about motherhood, Meg. Kennedy’s photos are priceless! What a gem! I hope you enjoyed your second Mother’s Day weekend. 🙂

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    Heather
    May 13, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Happy mother’s day!! <3

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    tara
    May 13, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    K’s hair in little pigtails just kills me. she is fabulous! and so are you! <3

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    Jamie
    May 14, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    She is so cute. I hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day.

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    Shelley
    May 16, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    It seriously is a never ending process of learning!

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