I know Mother's Day was a little while back, but I was looking through some photos, and remembering a day that was just right.
Mothering is one heck of a tough job. It is ceaseless, and 24/7, and at times, I think I will lose my mind completely if I have to cook one more meal or have to be on the receiving end of yet more toddler attitude. There are certainly days that I want to curl into a tight ball and let go of all responsibilities for even five minutes.
But it is the job I wanted more than anything in the world. I dreamed about being a mother for years, and desperately prayed to become one, when it seemed that fertility was not in the cards. When I found out I was pregnant, it was a joy unspeakable. Now with my daughter here with me, my heart continues to expand infinitely every day.
We spent our Mother's Day first with my wonderful in laws, and then as a little family of three. We played in local gardens, had some incredible vegan food, and I got to have some coveted cuddle time. It was simple and sweet and perfect.
Julie, I love you more than I ever could have imagined. Thank you for making me a mother. I am so honored to be yours, little one.