On the eve of Mother’s Day, as I sit here in the quiet of my room, I am just awestruck at how much my life- and heart- has been changed by these two tiny people I have the privilege of calling my own. Motherhood has been quite a journey thus far– and certainly not an easy one, by any stretch of the imagination. I have never felt myself being challenged in such a way at any other point in my life. It has been such a roller coaster of emotions (and reactions), and I don’t think I could’ve ever adequately prepared myself for what it would be like. It has been the hardest, most frustrating, most unbelievably beautiful and rewarding thing I have ever done (and likely will ever do). There are so many times when I “hit a wall” with the kids, but at the end of each day, there’s no other place I’d rather be than right here with them. The feeling of C’s weight on my chest as I rock her is probably the very best feeling in all of the world, and having F tell me “Mommy, I love you and you are my best girl.” as he falls asleep is the greatest gift I could ever receive. I feel so lucky and blessed that I get to be here with them each and every day, for the good AND the bad. Out of all the things I’ve done in my life, I can truly say that they are my very best work.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mamas out there!