Mother's Day

Mother's Day is this Sunday, and it's my first Mother's Day with my precious baby in my arms, not just in my tummy! I have to admit, I'm pretty excited. I know Henry won't have a clue about it this year, and probably for several years to come, but it's still going to be sweet. My mom sent me a Mother's Day card from her and Daddy, but she also enclosed one from Henry. It was really cute.

I've always loved and appreciated my mom, but I don't think I realized just how much she meant to me until I had a baby. Not only did she spend countless hours helping me out (not just holding the new baby!) by doing my laundry, washing the dishes, making supper, but she did so tirelessly and out of her love for me and the goodness of her heart. I don't tell her enough how much she means to me and how thankful I am that she's my mom. You know, you love your mom as a little girl and even as a teenager (even if you think your mom is hopelessly uncool), but you don't realize just how much she loves you until you're a new mom yourself, and she knows exactly what you need when you need it. I hope that when Henry grows up and gets married and has children of his own, that I will be as supportive and nonjudgmental as my mom has been with me.

I love you, Mom. Happy Mother's Day!