As I’ve mentioned before, it was on Mother’s Day, now three years ago, that I found out that I was pregnant! It was surprising, exciting, terrifying, and it turned out to be the best thing that has ever happened to me! My little girl is now almost 2 1/2 years old and the surprises and excitement have never stopped. Toddler life is a challenge every day; trying to figure out what her babbles mean, why she is laying on the ground crying when two seconds ago she was TOTALLY fine, and why she thinks that throwing something, including her tiny fist, at me or her dad will get her what she wants!
But there there are the smiling contests at night, when we’re cuddling in her bed while her squishy owl lamp glows on our faces. There are the moments when I get home from work and she runs up to me, squealing, arms out stretched to say hi. And there are the tight, neck breaking hugs when I tell her I love her. That’s what it’s all about.
Oh, I know, the years are going to bring challenges of their own, and my strong willed girl is not going to be the easiest. I say this because, I don’t think either her dad or I were the easiest to raise either! And I’m pretty sure we got the kiddo we deserve! But I also know that every day, for the rest of my life, I’m going to be so grateful to be Luna Bell’s mom.
To all the mom’s, the ones who have come before us and paved the way, and those who are still in the trenches, one day a year isn’t enough to celebrate you. May you have a beautiful day, whatever that mean’s to you, and have a very happy Mother’s Day!