Monday, November 14, 2011

a month of thanks - mommies

"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."
-Elizabeth Stone

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

Thanks, mommas.

The work you are doing is beautiful.

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1 comment:

  1. Moms are great and you will be a great one as well! I'm so sorry you have sciatic nerve pain--I had it bad at certain points. I'm so sorry! At least it does go away! Maybe you could try a warm compress? My husband filled one of his socks with rice and I used that; it helped a lot! ( :