Maybe it's because I got to celebrate my first Mother's Day this month? Or maybe it's because my sweet friend had to deliver her precious still born daughter this week? Or maybe it's because I don't ever want to take my perfect baby for granted, not even for just one second? I'm not really sure the exact reason but, today I want to talk about being a mom.
If Eric had it his way, we would have had a baby after being married 2
years. If I had it my way, we would have had a baby around 3 1/2-4 years
of marriage. Of course God's way was the only way, and we had Mia just a few months shy of our 5th anniversary. And of course
it was perfect timing (but you don't always see that until you are able
to look back on life with more experience and wisdom under the belt,
ha). But to be totally honest, I was terrified to become a mother!
I would tell Eric often that I had to be ready to sacrifice life as I
knew it. I had to prepare myself to give up my body... as shallow as
this sounds... I knew it wouldn't ever be the same again. And I was
scared to have more imperfections. I had to be ready to care for someone
24/7. I had to be ready to put my needs and wants second, because the
baby's needs and wants would always come first. I had to be ready for
the unknown, even though there really isn't a way to be prepared for
that. I guess I just had to get there mentally, does that even make
Now that I'm a mom, if I'm being totally honest, it's the best
thing that's ever happened to me! Mia has brought me so much happiness.
It's like my heart could constantly burst from being so full of pure
joy, and I know Eric feels the same way! I still have fears about being a
mom, and I'm sure I always will. But I won't dwell on that, because
then I will miss out on the whole point of motherhood. Mia has taught me
to look at the world in a different light, to love unconditionally, to
forgive in a heartbeat, and to live life to the fullest. No quote has
ever touched me before the way this one has... Mia shapes and molds my heart to her more and more each day. I am forever grateful for being blessed with my baby girl.