Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day


My very first Mother’s Day is this weekend, and I’m totally pumped. Last year, I was 20 weeks pregnant and just days away from finding out we were having a boy. Tim and I were both still 100% convinced it was a girl…OOPS! It was a busy month with us preparing to move into our house and I was driving to Katy to take care of my 3 month old nephew (such a special time I got to share with him) every other week while my sister-in-law went back to finish the school year, and we just ended up not celebrating.

So this year really is my very first Mother’s Day to celebrate with my little guy. I’m excited to see what my husband and baby have planned for me. I feel loved and appreciated by my boys every day, but I like that they’re taking a little extra time and care to show that appreciation this weekend.

Today, I have a few thoughts for my little boy.

Dear Graydon,

Thank you for making me a mother. I waited my whole life to be a mommy. I waited almost two years for YOU. Although it was difficult at times, you were absolutely worth the wait. I know God gave you to us at exactly the right time. I’m so happy that He chose me to be your mama. Sometimes it scares me a little when I think about what it means to have a son and raise a man. The gravity and importance of it hit me the moment I found out you were a boy, and from that moment on, I’ve thought about my role as your mother.

I want you to grow up to be a Godly man, to be the head of the household and spiritual leader of your family, to love your wife unconditionally, and to be a good father someday. I also know this is all many, many years into the future and until then, I know your relationship with me is a very important one and will impact your future relationships. I have a lot to teach you and I’m looking forward to learning and growing with you.

You are the absolute joy of my existence. I cherish my days being able to stay at home with you. Not all moms get to do that, so I appreciate each and every one with you…even the days when I can’t walk more than two feet from you without you wanting me to pick you up or when you refuse to nap in your crib, but you’ll sleep for two hours in my arms and I can’t get a single thing done around the house. Those days help me realize that you are all that matters, and that I need to slow down and enjoy these moments holding you while you’re little.

You’ve been an easy baby, always smiling and laughing. You have a smile that is reserved only for your mama, and it lights up my whole world! You are healthy and happy–what more could a mom want? You sleep well at night–thank you! You already have such a big personality and are so expressive with your eyebrows. You’ve recently started crawling and nothing is safe in the house anymore! But it’s so much fun to explore the world through your eyes and see everything for the first time with you. I look forward to each of your milestones, embracing and celebrating each one. Every stage has brought exciting new experiences and memories.

Thank you for being my son. I love you more than I ever knew I could love, and I will do my best to show you how much I love you every single day.


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