First Mother’s Day

Today we are celebrating my first Mother’s Day. Even though it was celebrated last year when I was pregnant with Lily, today it’s official!

I know it has only been 6 months since I became a mother but, it feels like this is the one thing that I was meant to do. The one thing that I have felt really good at. Everything about being a mother just feels right to me.

The moment I became pregnant, I considered myself a mother right away. I began taking care of Lily the moment that pregnancy test showed itself “pregnant”.

Since becoming a mother, I have thought so much more about my own mother. Agreeing and disagreeing with some of the choices she made but nonetheless, appreciating and respecting them and her so much more than I ever did before.

I can only try to be the best mother that I can be. Not better than my mother. Not better than someone else’s mother.

I can only try to make the best choices and decisions that are right for us as time goes on. That is frightening and exciting all at once.

Being Lily’s mother has brought such new light to my world. I am so thankful and blessed to have been given this amazing opportunity, to be given a chance to truly love someone unconditionally.

Thank you Lily. (and Will ;))

So here’s to our first Mother’s Day and many more to come. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

Here I am with Lily just moments after she came into my (and our) world, and me with Lily just a few days ago.