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