Sunday, May 9, 2010

Who me? Mommy?

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mamas out there! What a special day ... a day to recognize all the love and devotion a mother gives to her children. Today was technically my first Mother's Day, although Jim and I also celebrated last year when I was pregnant with Abby.

I was thankful that I got to see my hubby last night and this morning, before he headed to Sarasota. Abby and I spent the day with family, enjoying our first Mother's Day together. It was also extra special to spend this day with MY Mama... we haven't spent a Mother's Day together in four or five years!

Not only today, but EVERYDAY, I thank God for this special little girl. Our family is so blessed to have a healthy, beautiful baby that we can call our own. Abby is a special part of our lives and I have been truly blessed to know the feeling of being a mother. There is NOTHING in the world like it! I love the way those little eyes light up when she sees me walk into the room. I love the way she flashes me a smile or gives me a belly laugh when I do something funny. I love the way she plays with my hair and feels my face when I feed her a bottle at night. Most of all, I love looking at this little sweet face and thinking... "Me?? I'm lucky enough to be your Mommy? Really?!" Even through the restless nights (few and far between these days), crankiness when naps are too short, or the new tantrum meltdowns, there is nothing I don't love about having a baby. I love you Abby Grace! :)

"A daughter is a gift of love." - Author Unknown

Abby really wants to walk ... Mama is NOT ready for this just yet!


Carol said...

So, true! And, her pigtails are so long already! They are already starting to curl downward and are not just sticking straight up. Jealous!

Michelle & Jimmy Rivas said...

I love the pics! You are so right, there is NOTHING like it in the world! We are blessed even with through the hard stuff...we have to remember that! Miss you both!