I’m a mom on Mothersday!

I am beyond excited for my first Mothersday. Being a mom, what an amazing privilege.
I am thankful for this gift every day, even when so tired that brushing my
teeth is an activity that totally overwhelms me.

On this special day I would like to thank my baby boy, for he has taught me
so much in his short 8 month old life that it completely blows my mind.

He frequently forces me to stop and take a second to appreciate something I
would otherwise not have given a second thought to. Like the total amazement on
his face as he watches the leaves on the tree blow in the wind. How he marvels
at everyday mundane things like the good old washing machine. We are so stressed
and rushed ALL THE TIME. Trying to get a million things done, feeling guilty
when taking it easy. I love how Ben gets me to let go, making me forget about
the huge To Do list as we just sit together and giggle.

I love how he keeps on reminding me of how great God is. As each new
milestone is reached he just proves what an amazing miracle we are. How
expertly we were put together.

I love how he has changed my relationship with my own parents. I have always
been thankful for everything they have done for me, but you can only understand
HOW MUCH they did for you once you become a parent yourself. You now understand
all the worry, all the rushing to the doctor, all the tiredness, the
overwhelming feeling off wanting to keep this little person safe no matter what
it costs you.

I love how Ben has opened my eyes to how much my parents love me, not that I ever doubted their love, but when I look at my little boy and my heart wants to
explode, knowing there are two people who feel the exact same way about me is
just flipping amazing.

On this Mothersday I want to tell my mom. I get it. I fully understand you now.
And my love for you is the biggest kind of love there is.

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