Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day! This is my first Mother's Day as a Mama! And wouldn't you know it... I'm sick with pneumonia, so there won't be any fun trips around town today. (The Loft is having a big sale this weekend and it's killing me not to be there!) Despite being somewhat under the weather, I've had a great day so far. I awoke to my alarm clock-- I mean, Bryce-- around 6:15 a.m. Children are (typically) wonderful "alarm clocks" because they are always happy to see you. This morning was no different. In fact, and this is probably because I have the Delusional-First-Mother's-Day-Blur, I think Bryce was extra happy this morning... bouncing up and down in his yellow sleep sack just waiting for me to come in, scoop him up and shower him with hugs and kisses. Then we nursed, cooed and rubbed the sleep out of the corners of our eyes. Just a great start to the day! I did leave the house for a little bit this morning, just long enough to meet Brett and our Moms for breakfast.

I'm getting a lovely necklace for today's occasion from the Hazelnut Cottage. I love her things... check 'em out.

Even though I've only been a mama for less than a year, I am forever changed. When you become a parent the world looks entirely different.

I drive (somewhat) differently-- I only put on make-up at stoplights now.
I shop differently-- less often and more quickly with a specific purpose... no more window shopping.
I spend time differently-- Between work and Bryce who has time spend?
I look at my husband differently-- Brett is the best father I could have asked for for Bryce!
I think about my dogs differently-- at one time they were my babies... now they generally are an annoyance.
I look at the world different-- since having B we try to recycle every thing possible.
I look at Salvation differently-- although I've known for many years the importance of Salvation through Christ alone, it has been since becoming a Mama that I have tremendous desire to be sure that Bryce learns that Grace can be sufficient to fill all voids in his life.
I look at food differently-- the fresher and more colorful the better.
I look at education differently-- we must all work to make our schools better, safer and more inviting environments for all of our children. Education is not a luxury. It is a fundamental right.
I look at health differently-- we are not promised good health all (or any) days of our life.

I'm sure there are many things I've forgotten to mention.
The bottom line is-- life has forever changed for the better!

I love being a mama! Sometimes, I swear I was born for the sole purpose of bringing Bryce into this world. Aside from becoming a child of King and marrying Brett- Bryce is my greatest accomplishment!

This quote is so wonderfully true:
When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. You are connected to your child and to all those who touch your lives. A mother always has to think twice: once of herself and once for her child. --
Sophia Loren
Happy Mother's Day!

1 comment:

Marketing Mama said...

That was beautiful. Happy Mother's Day! :)