Sunday, May 13
As most of you know, I am the mother to most amazing little girl, miss January-Grace, and everyday since her arrival on May 14th 2009 has been pure bliss. A funny thing happens when you become a mother, all those weird things that you said that you wouldn't do when you were little, become everyday occurrences. For example, I hated when my mother would lick her thumb and rub it on my face to clean whatever it was that I had messily skewed all over. While running errands the other day, I gave January a granola bar that had chocolate in it, (big mistake by the way) and when we arrived it was all over her face. I stopped and laughed then started licking my finger and vigorously rubbing it on her face to wipe up the mess. Thanks Mom for teaching me this handy trick. ;) When I was 14 years old I was told I wouldn't be able to have children, and at the time it didn't really strike home, I was 14 and I was like "Hey, I'm a kid, so meh, whatever." But around the age of 17 my older sister Gretchen, had my beautiful niece Alyssa and this changed my whole perspective around the having children thing. I thought all hope was lost and this was a very hard time in my life. I proved the doctor wrong though, I did get pregnant, (a complete surprise, but the best surprise I have ever had) and for this January will always be my miracle baby. I love her with all that I am, and I feel very blessed to be able to celebrate this Mother's Day.
Everyone this is the person that made me into who I am, and loves me unconditionally, my amazing Mother. She's put up with my shenanigans all my life, and has never held them against me. When I'm down, she's the person that I call, and never fails to put a smile on face or to make me laugh. We are a lot alike and my Dad always used to say that's why we'd butt heads on a lot of things, but I still like to think I can disagree, even if he's right. Don't let him know I said that. ;) So here's to you Momma for, loving me, letting me know when I'm wrong, believing in my dreams, and teaching me how to be such a great mother. I love you, and I wish I could be home in Georgia with you.
Even if you're not a Mommy, I hope ya'll have an amazing day, having adventures and doing whatever it is that you fancy. :)