May 12, 2013

My First Mother's Day

It was very exciting to celebrate this Mother's Day as a mother! It took several years to get to this point, but looking back over our journey, Dave and I both agree that we would not change a thing. During those years of waiting Dave and I were able to enjoy the blessings of a great marriage, good jobs, gaining more education, and many fun adventures both as a couple and with family. We grew together and learned a lot about trust, patience, gratitude, and love.

We, of course, are now very excited to be parents and have Sophie as part of our family. She has brought so much joy to our lives!! Being a mother has been one of the hardest and most rewarding things I've ever done. I've only been on the job for about 50 days so far and have already learned so much. I have a new respect for all you mothers!

I have been thinking about how becoming a mother has changed me, and I have decided that it hasn't changed me, so much as amplified everything about me. I have become "more" - more patient, more flexible,  more accepting of things that aren't "perfect", more tired, more crazy, more reliant on the internet to answer life's questions, more efficient, more careful, more caring, more reflective, more appreciative of the little things, more humble, more loving, and more full of love. It is great to be a mother. 

Four Generations - I am so grateful for the women who came before me, and now for this new little girl and all that will come because of her!


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