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Monday, May 14, 2012

on being a mom

I was planning to write a really sweet blog post about how wonderful my first Mother's Day was. Really, it was pretty wonderful. 

I'd been battling an ugly cold all week and had completely lost my voice by Saturday night. So when J.B. took care of Jake during the night and then suggested I sleep in Sunday morning in lieu of going to church, I didn't argue one bit.
{Granted, as a mom you never really sleep while your little one is awake, but just listening to the two of them through the monitor from the comfort of my own bed was fine by me.}

And before my day even really started, J.B. and Jake spoiled me with breakfast in bed, flowers, jewelry, and a sweet card. 

When I finally did get out of bed, I discovered a giant surprise on the front porch. J.B.'s aunt had a gorgeous hibiscus plant delivered to me for my first Mother's Day {how nice is that!?}

That afternoon we had a great lunch over at my parent's house where even my mom went all out to make my day great. I felt so stinkin' loved and appreciated!

If there's anything I've learned over the past 8 weeks, it's that being a mom is a harder job that I ever imagined. This year, more than ever, I notice all the long days and sleepless nights that my mom put in for the three of us kids.

And honestly, I think my first Mother's Day was a great synopsis of what real life is like. That my husband and family appreciates the job I do as a mom, but even on my "off day" the work is really never done. There are days of angry teething and growth spurts. And other days when you can never give enough snuggles or sweet baby giggles. Being a mom is a 24/7 job, always and forever. 
 And quite frankly, I wouldn't have it any other way. 




{finally asleep...  omg I love him!} 

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