"Making the decision to have a child is momentous.
It is to decide forever to have your heart
go walking around outside of your body."
Today, I am grateful for mommies.
Lately, being pregnant has been not as fun thanks to my sciatic nerve pain. Every time I am in pain, uncomfortable, or throwing up, (or a lovely combination of the three) I think to myself, my mom did this for nine months AND went through labor?
I'm ashamed to say that I didn't really appreciate motherhood and all of the sacrifices a mother makes until I got pregnant. I'm sure I'll realize this more and more as baby gets older.
When I think about my baby, I imagine doing anything it takes to keep him/her safe and happy. I want to kiss boo-boos, read bedtime stories, and wipe away tears. I find it incredible that I went my entire life incognizant that I had a mother who felt this way about me. Of course, she always told me that she loved me, but somehow I didn't manage to grasp exactly how she meant until recently.
my grandmother holding my mother as a baby
my mother and I after my wedding
my mother-in-law Linda, holding Paul and older brother Steve
The work you are doing is beautiful.