To Be a Mother

I remember, before I was pregnant, thinking about being a mom and how cool it would be — someday.

Then I got married and, four years later, was pregnant with Maya. Whenever I’d marvel at how amazing pregnancy was and how connected I felt to her, mothers (including my own) would say, “Just you wait … it only gets better and more amazing,” with this knowing glimmer in their eye.

It’s a look you can’t truly understand until you are a mom … until that child is placed in your arms. THAT’s when you become a mom. It doesn’t matter how the child came to be … through marriage, with help of a team of doctors, through adoption or fostering … the moment he or she is put in your arms, you are a mother. Continue reading “To Be a Mother”

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Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas out there!!

I love my mom with all my heart and wouldn’t be the woman, wife, and mother I am without her influence… so first and foremost, I want to give a shout-out to my mama!! I love you and thank you for you!

This is the first year I can celebrate Mother’s Day on the receiving end, and it was truly a wonderful day.

It started out by waking up to this adorable face. Really, how could it get any better?!! I swear, waking up to a smiling baby (vs. a screaming baby that first two months) … there just are no words. Continue reading “Mother’s Day”