Shannon Falls, August 2012

Friday, May 8, 2009

Mother's Day

I still don't think it has quite set in that I'm a mother. Those of you with babies/small children/children at all can probably understand what I'm talking about. Hayden is an absolute joy and worth every bit of frustration, lost minute of sleep, etc., but I'm a mother. David and I created a new life who's right now dozing next to me on the couch. I love to look at my baby, my son. I love watching David with him. I always knew David would be a fantastic father, but he transforms when he has Hayden. My husband is a treasure when I'm overtired, frustrated, upset, or whatever with Hayden. He's a blessing always, but it seems like he's even more so when I've had a long day or night with the baby.

Sunday is Mother's Day; I've known for 9 months now that I would have a son by this day, but still...I'm a MOM. Mommy. Momma. Mama. However you want to spell it, I have a child. Every decision I/we make revolves around Hayden. I mean, EVERY decision. And as stressed as some of these decisions make me, would I have it any other way? Absolutely not.

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all moms! We have an awesome responsibility and please don't ever think "I'm just a mom." You're so much more than that---you have the most important job in the world. And to those of you who have acted like mothers to me (or don't have children of your own but adopted me), Happy Mother's Day to you as well. Your impact and influence have been felt with all the love you have to share with me and my family. I love you all! And may every day be Mother's Day!


Amy said...

Happy 1st Mother's Day, Jamie! Hugs and kisses to Hayden... :) By the way, I love the idea of the "Inappropriate Baby Book"!