Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her, “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
Its my first Mother's Day. Well, its my first REAL Mother's Day. I did celebrate last year. This close to the due date baby Anna was doing all kinds of squirming, kicking, and hiccupping... and I indeed was waddling. So there was no way I could say I wasn't already a mother at this time last year. We had the nursery finished, clothes washed and hung up, "what to expect" books read and bookmarked (and highlighted -- yes I'm that crazy).
It has been a year of
ups and downs
joys and saddness
giggles and squeals
tears and cuddles
long sleepless nights and fussy days
breastfeeding challenges and acid reflux tribulations
full days of laughter and smiles
spit ups and food on the wall
mommy playdates and strollercise
new friends and new doctors
my list could go on and on....
What I've learned the most is how to give of myself. Everyone told me before she arrived it was no longer "all about me". Which I knew. And I'm nearly 30 so its about time to figure that out. However, living very very far away from my family and support I had to find new ways to draw strength. I am continually grateful for my ever evolving support group of friends (around the world) and knowing someone is there to talk no matter what the hour. My husband has been wonderful through my post partum anxiety. He has been the dad I knew he would be from the start. Even through all my crazy he loves me for everything that I am.
So Happy Mother's Day to all of my wonderful friends, to my mom, my mother in law, my grandmas, my aunt, and my sister n law. Even through all the struggles of mommyhood I am thoroughly enjoying every minute of this new club.
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