I still remember the first time I laid eyes on my son. Ever since I was a little girl I had wanted to be a Mommy. I became like a mother to all my siblings, cousins and friends at a young age. I took care of my friends in college like a mother and so much so that I earned the nickname “Momma.” There is no doubt God designed me to be a mother from the get go.
Anyone who is a mother can understand the immediate love you have for your children. I stand amazed that four years later I am still in awe of this little boy. I daily tell him, “Griffin do you know how much I love you?” knowing that there is no way he really can.
And when this little booger came along my heart grew double in size. I couldn’t fathom yet again that I could love someone that much, now times two. He challenges me daily, teaches me grace by the hour and just his simple smile makes me melt in a minute.
Now as I prepare to welcome my 3rd child and first daughter, I wait in eager anticipation to see her sweet face for the first time. To smell her, kiss her soft skin and hear her cry. To watch her grow in the blink of an eye. And even now with these last days waiting on her being uncomfortable and often in pain, knowing that it will ALL be worth it once I look into her eyes for the first time.
I’m so incredibly grateful to be Mommy to these three children. There are days that all I want is some alone time and yet as soon as I leave for a few hours I cant wait to get back to them. Motherhood is the most challenging yet amazingly wonderful journey and full of more love and joy than one can fathom. I wouldn’t trade it for all the money in the world…. and although some may disagree, I think I am the richest woman in the world as MOM.
Happy Mother’s Day to all you other moms out there! Isn't it the greatest thing in the whole wide world?!?