Three different people wished me a “Happy Mother’s Day” today… THEN, I got a Mother’s Day card IN THE MAIL. It was from Belle, but still I almost started worrying that the universe knew something I didn’t.
Since getting engaged, numerous people have ask when Fiance and I plan on having kids…the natural next step after marriage for most. I do not know the answer to this question. We’ve talked a lot about kids. We want kids. But, when? Well, that’s impossible to know. All I can tell you is that we do not plan on having kids while living in a 400 square foot apartment! We can barely handle raising Belle in this place.
I’ve wanted to kids for a long time. On several levels I know I am ready to be a Mom. But, there is one thing I am very scared of, well there are several things, but one I am mostly scared of is giving up my freedom. I can be honest here and say that I really enjoy being selfish. I love staying up late, going shopping, coming and going whenever I please, traveling, going out, NOT cooking, etc. And, from what I understand, these are some things you have to give up (or at least cut back on) once you have kids. I don’t know if I’m ready to be so selfless….
Lucky for me though, I have an amazing selfless Mother who gets to be celebrated today.
I’ve bragged a lot about my own Mom over the year (you can read about that here). She deserves it. I am always amazed by her, and always thankful that I have such a caring, supportive, beautiful, loving, smart, and strong mother. Happy Mother’s Day Mom!
Even though my Mom is more than I deserve, I’d like to dedicate this blog to all the Moms. I know SOOO many amazing Mothers, old and young alike, and I have so much respect and appreciation for everything that they do and sacrifice for their children. So to all of you Moms, Grandmothers, Moms-t0-be, Adoption Moms, Step-moms, Foster Moms, Teacher Moms, Soccer Moms, Moms-in-law, Honorary Moms, Single Moms, Dance Moms, etc. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
I am lucky enough to have had quite a few wonderful Mom’s in my life. When my own Mother was not physically with me, I had some amazing teachers, mentors, friends, neighbors, and co-workers who gladly filled her shoes, loved me, supported me, and offered their own Motherly advice. You all deserve my thanks, you’ve all been a Mother to me in your own way, and I am so grateful.
And, to all my friends who are new Mothers. Wow. You all AMAZE me! Somehow, you have each managed to have the MOST adorable child! The cute-baby bar has been set very high! I am so glad that you are all having children before me. I plan to come to you for everything, so thank you for dealing with pregnancy, breast feeding, potty training, disciplining, and being a real grown up before me! You are very brave.
Thank you to all of you wonderful, brave, selfless Mommies out there for leading the way, making good examples, and showing us all what unconditional love is all about.
Whenever I decide to be a Mom, or accidently become a Mom, or find out I have to adopt to be a Mom, whatever kind of Mom I am, I know I’ll be okay because I have so many great Mommy models to follow. Happy Mother’s Day!
*OMG! I just realized that I cut off the head of my friend’s beautiful baby in the collage! Whoops..here’s the full picture so no one misses on seeing this little cutie.