I cannot believe it is almost Mother’s Day. This year has flown by! I wanted to spend this post thanking my mother for her support. Mother’s Day can be such a joyful day. I am very blessed to have my mother with me as I navigate being a young mother. I know many are missing their mother’s on this and every day. My husband’s mother is not with us and I am sad for him and my brother and sister-in-law. Having that void in your life has to be very difficult. Fortunately my husband and I are very blessed to have sisters, sister-in-laws, aunts, cousins, and friends who are always willing to listen, offer advice, and help out if needed.
My mom and I came together at just the right time. I was born 3 months pre-mature and required NICU care at Cardinal Glennon Medical Center. I was very sick and a sweet respiratory therapist would check in on and take care of me. Turned out that the sweet respiratory therapist was wishing for her own baby and I happened to be available for adoption! That of course is the short of it, but it was truly a match made. Thank you, Mom for choosing me! When she found out in early 2017 that she was going to be a grandma she was pretty excited. She went with me to some of my ultrasound appointments, enjoying seeing the baby grow and laughed with me as I waddled around the last few months! When I went into labor Mom was who I called first worried my water may have broken. She met me and my husband at the hospital. She was with me at the hospital, helping me work through labor pains and eventually prepare for a C-Section. She and my sister-in-law also helped my husband make sure he had everything he needed while we were in the hospital. Thank you, Mom and Kristine. I really needed you! Samuel was born at 39 weeks and 5 days weighing 9 lbs and 5 oz.
Since Sam came into the world she has been very supportive and almost like a new person! I can tell that Sam just lights up her life in a way she may not have expected. She is always willing to come over and watch Sam when we need a night out. She even watched him while we were on vacation, (remember my last post, you need a vacation). When she comes over she picks up or vacuums which is beyond nice. She is always trying to helpful. I’ve heard it said that it takes a village to raise a child and now I am seeing it certainly does. I am learning to be confident as a mother but having my mom and sister-in-law around to support my confidence has been extremely helpful. Of course there are times when we don’t agree. Usually it is me looking for validation and being met with, “we didn’t do it that way when you were a baby”. Even though that happens sometimes she is willing to learn new things and humor me as I charged headfirst into baby led weaning and barefoot shoes. We sure do love our Grandma! Thank’s Mom for choosing me!
How does your mom or family support you? If you don’t have your mother with you this Mother’s Day do you have someone else who you can go to? No matter with who or how you are celebrating Mother’s Day don’t forget to say thanks to those who choose to love and support you in your motherhood journey! Also, don’t forget to celebrate YOU on Mother’s Day Momma! You’re the BEST!