My First Mother’s Day weekend was without a doubt EVERYTHING I expected it to be and SO MUCH MORE. Wes and Nora both went out of their way to make the whole weekend so special and to make me feel all the love and appreciation they have for me. Wes watched Nora Saturday Morning while I went for a run alone and I quickly realized how much more work it is to run/walk while pushing a stroller! I was much faster than I am with her, though not nearly as cute! That afternoon we went to visit Wes’ Mom at the beach and spend some time with his family. It was good to get together with the family and see all the kiddos and babies as well as celebrate the Mama who brought Wes into the world!
On Sunday I started the morning with a 5 am wakeup call from Nora and a 7 am poopy diaper (also from Nora). I was starting to think that maybe she had gotten her days mixed up and didn’t realize that she was supposed to be sweet to me that day, but she quickly redeemed herself with lots of snuggles, kisses and the sweetest little home made Mother’s Day card! She and Wes worked on it one night while I was at my weekly bible study! It is without a doubt the best card ever and I love them for taking the time to work on it!
Church that morning was extra special as well. The greatest gift I received would have to be the gift of looking over at my mama holding her during the worship service and seeing sweet little tears pouring down her face as they sang The More I Seek You. I am certain that the Lord was working in her little heart at that moment and it was the greatest gift to see it happening right before my own eyes!
Sunday evening we went for a family trip to a local sno cone stand. It was the perfect sweet little ending to our Mother’s Day fun! Nora even got a little taste of mine and while the picky little thing wasn’t a fan, she loved being outside and watching all the cars drive by!
On Sunday night I held Nora and cuddled her extra long. I remember a time not very long ago when Mother’s Day was super painful for me so I held her close, and just stared at her sweet little face as long as I could. I fought back tears as I rocked her growing body and soaked up every last moment on our first Mother’s Day together. Time is a thief and I feel like this first year is flying by so quickly. I’m doing my best to hold tightly to every single moment, because they do pass SO QUICKLY.
My first Mother’s Day was a beautiful day, one I will never forget. Motherhood isn’t for the faint of heart, and it’s by no means easy. But it is the best thing I’ve ever done with my life.
Happy belated Mother’s Day to all you Mama’s out there, and to those that act like Mama’s to sweet babies, and to those who carried babies that didn’t make it into your arms, and the ones whos hearts cry out to be a Mama but your body has betrayed you. I pray we all know just how loved and appreciated we all are today.