Saturday, May 10, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Before I became a Mom, I used to think Mother's Day was just another Hallmark holiday and another reason to make my mom a card. My mom loves the homemade cards best -- no offense Hallmark. But now I have a whole new respect for Mother's Day and for Father's Day too. It turns out, being a parent is a lot of hard work and takes a lot of time, thought, effort, and money. But it is so worth it in the end. Even if I did get thrown up on four times already this morning.

Being a mom isn't about being urped on all day. It's about cuddle time, watching your baby learn and grow, and being amazed about the milestones they reach. It's about spending way too much time with family who can't get enough of the new baby, and being overjoyed when they offer to babysit so you and your husband can go on your first date night in over four months --so what if date night means dinner, frozen custard, and hanging out at the local Target playing on the porch furniture and kissing on the loveseats. It's about falling even more in love with your spouse, and learning to manage the new shape your relationship takes. And it's about being loved by someone so tiny that you are responsible for bringing into this world. It's many more things too, but since I'm a mom, I'm short on time and have to run...

Moral of the story: Being a mom is one of the best things in the world, be sure to appreciate your mom all year round because even if she makes it look easy, she sacrificed a lot for you, and do something nice for yourself if you are a mom - this is your chance so you better take it.

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