A Mother’s Tale

When I talk about being a mother I get very emotional. One of the main reasons is because I didn’t think I could ever have a baby. The day I found out I was pregnant, I was 25 weeks along (I know crazy). I was elated especially to find out I was having my baby girl that I prayed for and dreamed about for so many years. Once that passed, I was terrified hoping my baby would be born healthy. Six months of not knowing and no prenatal care…yeah I was a mess! On December 24, 2012 (my miracle baby) Eva Peyton graced the world with her presence. A healthy, beautiful little girl weighing in at 6lbs, 10oz. My heart was full!! Eva is the greatest blessing God could have EVER given me, yet the most FRIGHTENING because now I have a lifetime responsibility to this little human.

BUT WAIT: How could I speak about A Mother’s Tale without speaking about my own. The queen of my heart and the lady in my life that exemplifies the true meaning of being a great mother. My mother was a stay-at-home mom to 3 girls while my father worked. She had the harderst job if you ask me. My mother taught me how to love, be grateful, be humble, work hard for positive outcomes and never limit myself. Strive for the best in everything I do. She also taught me to stand for what I believe in, trust my gut instincts and take care of home. My mother was what I aspired to be to my kids one day. No matter what we go through or how much we disagree on things, I know she will always have my back. Words can’t express the love and appreciation I have for this woman. Now that I’m a mother, I replicate those same values in Eva. God blessed ME When He Chose HER.

For me the natural state of motherhood is UNSELFISHNESS. So for the past 4 years, I’ve spent mothers day with Eva. I wouldn’t want to celebrate with anyone other than the reason I’m a mother in the first place. A simple mani and pedi day, dinner and a movie or something as simple as baking a cake with her means everything to me on MY day. This year is still up in the air but as long as I’m with my baby girl I’ll be at my happiest.

I am astounded by how much I love her….

Hope all you mommy’s out there have a memorable Mother’s Day!! What are your plans for your special day? Leave a comment