I know this is a little late, but this Mother's Day consisted of a wonderful nap (best gift ever) in place of my usual computer time. But, late or not, I just wanted my cutie mom to know that I am so grateful to be her daughter. I'm grateful for all of the skills she's passed down to me, and for her amazing example of kindness, forgiving, and everything that I want to be as a mom. I am also grateful for that amazing photo of her singing into her curling iron. Inspiring.
She's the sweetest. She gave me a Mother's Day card this evening, and in it she included this quote:
"A mother's nurturing love arouses in children, from their earliest days on earth, an awakening of the memories of love and goodness they experienced in their premortal existence. Because our mothers love us, we learn, or more accurately remember, that God also loves us."
M. Russell Ballard (Ensign, March 2006)
This was my first Mother's Day being an actual mom (technically I still count last year, but now Fox is on the outside of me). The best part of today was that it didn't feel a ton different than any other day. Not to say today wasn't extra special; Camaron gave me an excellent laid-back, worry-free morning with delicious blueberry pancakes and a new printer (which I really, really wanted). What I mean to say is that I often feel love and support as a mom. That realization has lead me to recognize what a blessed mother I am. I am so grateful to have an amazing support system in Camaron and in all of our family who live close by. Motherhood can be very overwhelming and scary, but I am blessed to often hear words of encouragement, comfort, and love. Also, I am so grateful for Fox. My ability to love has grown a billion fold (give or take) since first laying eyes on him. And he's just so stinkin cute:)
Some may be anti-mother's day, but whatever. I love it and I love the opportunity it gives me to show a little extra recognition to what an amazing calling it is to be a mom -be it biological or otherwise.
Happy Mother's Day!