moms are superheroes. //
I meant to post yesterday & instead the day was filled w/ nursing & exploding diapers & missed naps & running from here to there & by the time we got home I collapsed & totally missed it. But I guess that's appropriate on Mother's Day.
I was super emotional yesterday. Feeling overwhelmed that I get to be her mom. And feeling for those that want to be moms but are struggling to conceive & those that have lost their moms & those that have endured the devastating, unimaginable loss of their own child. Just a whole barrel of emotions. Which I guess is also appropriate because if motherhood is one thing, it’s emotional (at least for me).
It was so surreal that this day included me. She made me a mom. She gave me my first glimpse into the sacrifices my mom’s been making since I was born. Mom, with you as an example, I have big shoes to fill. You are the definition of unconditional love. Thank you for giving us your best every day, for giving up your own wishes to fulfill ours, for showing us the power of kindness & love.
Motherhood is the most spectacular gift. Don't get me wrong, it's a whole lot of work. Like A LOT. But my Meme said something last night that summed it up perfectly. I was thanking her for everything that she does & she said "I got more joy out of it than y'all did!" And isn't that just the craziest, most beautiful thing - a gift that gives to everyone. Everyone feels like THEY are the recipients.
Motherhood is filled with so many ups & downs, our bodies are on the biggest rollercoaster (physically & emotionally). And I've heard we never get off. So cheers to all the mamas out there! The ones who've been there, done that; the ones who are celebrating their very first mother's day; the ones who's hearts hurt as they mourn or long for children. You are ALL superwomen. And I feel lucky, blessed & so humbled & honored to be among you.
I loved reading all the Mother's Day posts because they were so full of love & highlight the world’s true superheroes. A big bear hug & fist pump to all the moms out there who put on their invisible capes every day & go around saving the world one snuggle, one carpool, one life lesson at a time.