Four years ago today I was handed a gift that would change my life forever. My precious daughter. The long-awaited moment had finally come, and in that moment I became a mother. The thoughts and emotions raced through my mind and heart. I didn’t know I could love someone so much in an instant. I couldn’t fathom that I had instantly become the caregiver, protector, provider, parent, teacher, coach, trainer, disciplinarian, ect. to this beautiful baby girl. Questions swirled in my head – What do I do? How do I care for her? What does she need? How do I know what she wants? How often will she need to eat? How much will she eat? When do I start real food? What if I do it wrong? As any parent knows, you just take one day at a time and the questions seem to answer themselves as the days pass. These four years have been the best of my life, yet also the most challenging. Every day is its own and I am so grateful to my husband for allowing me the privilege of being a stay-at-home mom. Though there are some days I wish I could escape and have an office job once again, when I really think about it, I wouldn’t change it for anything in the world! My daughter is my companion, one of my best friends, one of my passions, and a mirror reflecting who I really am – good and bad.
I thank God each day for the awesome privilege of being called “Mama”.