Today is my first official Mothersday and it feels so special. I knew I wanted to be a mom ever since I was a little girl. Do you know those books you pass around as little kids? The ones you fill in with your personal info and then return to the owner. I found one of my own where I was still very little and I answered the question what I wanted to become when I grow older with “mom”. And today, in 2017 I am celebrating this day. This morning I got some wet “kisses” (oh and some slaps in the face too) from our daughter, who is almost 8 months old. Without a doubt my favorite thing in the whole wide world: being a mother of this beautiful little girl. And from the very first moment I knew that this is what I want to be doing. Being a mom has taken over my whole life and I don’t mind one bit.
Our daughter being almost 8 months old also means 8 months of sleepless nights and 8 months of breastfeeding. And sometimes there are moments where you have absolutely no clue what to do and making decisions purely based on your gut feeling, without knowing if it’s the right thing. But overall, our daughter is very, very happy. So I am too, as her mother. Yesterday I realized that being her mother gives me feelings of absolute happiness several times a day. Feeling extremely proud when she tries something new, falling in love with her every single time she smiles at me or when she falls asleep in my arms. The best feeling, ever. And yes, all the cliches are true. Time goes by way too fast.
So happy Mothersday to all my fellow mothers, mothers of step/adoptive children, mothers without children, grandmothers. To all mothers, from me to you ♡