Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day Moms!

I have only been a mother for a short time. In that short time, however, I have realized how much goes into motherhood. How you can look at your child, and have so many mixed emotions. Never before becoming a mother have I felt this way about anyone. I love my son more than I ever thought possible, and raising him has (and I'm sure will continue to be) one of the most joyous, painful, wonderful, distressful things I've ever done.

I watch him grow up and swell with pride at each and every new step, word, and smile. At the same, time, though, my heart breaks at the loss of the infant who grew into a baby, it breaks because of the loss of the baby who has grown into a toddler. Each time my heart breaks, it heals itself, growing a little larger each time, increasing its capacity for love. Each time he learnes something new, he takes a step towards independence

Since becoming a mother, my body has become softer, but that's only because it now is a place of comfort for a crying tot. My mind is more forgetful, but that's only because I need to be able to forget the pain of childbirth, and the pain of watching Little Monster grow up.

Today is the day we celebrate the sacrifices our Mothers made for us. Be those sacrifices jobs, dreams, larger paychecks, perfect breasts and flat stomachs, hot meals, hours upon hours of sleep, late nights out, hobbies and part of ourselves.

Happy Mother's Day. To all of you. For your sacrifices, your love, and your ever-breaking hearts. Because you deserve it Moms!


Ashlee said...

What a great post! I hope you have a fabulous Mothers Day. I can't wait to hear what was planned for you! :0)

Not the Momma said...

Happy Mothers day all.

Vanessa said...

Well said! I hope all the moms get lots of love this mother's day!