it was exactly one year ago today that we shared the news with our family that we were "expecting". one year later, i am a mother. and oh how the meaning of that word and this holiday has changed.
motherhood is everything i expected it to be, while at the same time being something i never could have predicted. it is wildly amazing and thoroughly intimidating.
it is full of more excitement and exhilaration than any roller coaster or amusement park ride. who knew that making your daughter laugh and smile would feel like winning a gold medal? i will literally do anything to make that girl laugh, and i'll tell you, her giggle is unsurpassed.
having Evelyn in my life has brought me more joy than I ever knew possible. she is teaching me patience, something I have been trying to learn for the past 23 years. she is teaching me how to live in the moment, which is sometimes hard, as I want to document every single thing she does. i don't want a moment to pass. but, the moments do pass, and each one is somehow better than the last.
i have a whole new appreciation for the word "mother", and i am forever thankful for this new title and the meaning behind it. happy mother's day to all you mothers out there. the ones who have birthed from their body, the ones that still long to, and the ones who might never get the chance. mother has so many meanings, and in whatever way it applies to you, happy mother's day.