Friday, May 7, 2010
This Mother's Day I am especially overjoyed because it was a year ago I first found out I was pregnant with Tyler. Seeing those double lines on a pregnancy are moments I'll never forget. Just a simple test, yet the emotions overflow. Every time I've had a positive test, I feel disbelief, excitement, scared, anxious, and many more emotions! It's truly one of those "I'll never be the same" moments.
I could list off many reasons why I love being a mother. But it is often events that occur when I suddenly think "this is why!". The hours following Tyler's birth were one of those occasions. He was resting on my chest naked and I was so grateful to be holding him finally. The other day my daughter, Rita Clare, gave me one of those moments. It was a day I was particularly exhausted and I banged my leg on a chair. She ran up to me and say "It's okay, Mama. I love you!" Then she kissed my leg (to make it better of course, like I do to her). (Even now I'm tearing up thinking of that!)
One of the hardest things I personally struggle with is finding enough time for myself. Often too busy and tired, I try to "do it all." But when I make the time to take care of myself and be away from the kiddos awhile, I am such a better mom. I appreciate what I have and I'm more balanced.
All moms can use a little pampering, even if the baby is still "cooking" inside. To me, you're already a mom and we honor you too this weekend. We're doing a contest to win a FREE pedicure at Kanvas Spa in Tallahassee and hope you'll join in on the fun.
All you have to do are 2 things:
1. "Follow us" on our blog.
2. Tell us what you love the most about being a mom, or a special "mommy" moment.
We'll randomly select someone and announce it Sunday evening on our Facebook page. Good luck and we look forward to reading all your responses!