Mom, thanks for the ridiculously good looks!
Great-grandma Marjorie with three-month baby Cassidy
This past February 2017, I became a mother for the first time. It was about two weeks into my daughter’s life when it hit me like a ton a bricks…. WOW, parents really do A LOT for their children! The amount of gratitude and appreciation I had for my parents suddenly grew immensely. The real definition of “unconditional love” made sense to me, and I found my heart overflowing with gratitude towards my parents, and theirs, and all of the generations that preceded my teeny-tiny daughter and I.
As a new parent, we begin to calculate this level of commitment that we just took on… How many more diapers will we have to change in the next year? How many sleepless nights? Then it’s potty training! Messy dinners, eating rocks and way too much laundry… I found my mind racing thinking about all the sacrifices that I would now be making for someone else.
But guess what? Cliche indeed… I wouldn’t change a thing! Being a mother to a cheerful, beautiful, and oh-so love-able baby human is spectacular! My daughter is now 15 months and she’s talking! I accidentally dropped the f*bomb the other day and she responds with “uh-oh”! These are the moments that she puts me in check and reminds me to be the best possible human that I can be for her, like my parents were for me.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mama’s out there that have made the decision to officially love someone else more than they ever thought possible!! It’s messy, unselfish, and filled with daily struggles but the reward is so beautiful and unique. Keep up the amazing work ladies!
Treat the mama’s you know this Mother’s Day!