Mother's Day, 2014.

I woke up on Mother's Day to the sound of little feet running through the house. Chris and Navi were downstairs feeding the dogs and starting breakfast and I got to wander out of bed at my own pace. I'm not AT ALL a morning person so it was a great way to start the day.

When I came downstairs Navi came running and with all the excitement her tiny body could hold she let out a giant "Happy Mudders Day, Mama!!!" She raced to the hiding spot for her presents...theres nothing quite like the satisfied look of a proud toddler. Its the cutest. Chris wrote me the most beautiful letter and gifted me a dainty little opal ring I've had my eye on. Navi colored a picture and picked three tiny yellow flowers for me. It was my favorite Mother's Day to date. Two is such a wonderful age, and at the risk of sounding like a broken record with every passing year, its really my favorite so far.

We played at home for a couple hours then headed to my moms house for bit. The weather was amazing so we spent most of our day outside. We had dinner together as a family (Na ate her weight in guacamole) and on the way home Chris sat in the backseat reading dozens of books to keep a very sleepy little girl happy... I should note that he also gets car sick. He's the best, bless him. I drove and rested my throat which has now been plagued by a cough for the last week or so. My little gang did an amazing job at making me feel appreciated and loved. I really couldn't ask for anything more than that. :)

Being a mama is my favorite. I love the hand holding and the shoulder snuggles and the arms-open-wide-running hugs. I love the flower petal presents and the eager, helpful little hands. I probably don't give my mom enough flower petal presents and arms open wide hugs nowadays. Though to be fair, life as an adult doesn't quite allow for these activities quite like life as a toddler does. But despite my lack of hand holding and shoulder snuggles and "mama you look beau-full", I hope my mom still knows how much I love her. And I hope I still am able to make her feel the warm fuzzies I feel when my girl looks at me. You're wonderful, mom. I hope you know that.

I'm so, so thankful for the beautiful little girl who made me a mama. Each day I do my best to raise her to be a good person and to love. Above all else, to love. And she does her best to teach me patience, and selflessness and gratitude and to never take the little things for granted. She's doing a wonderful job. And when I lay her down for a nap and she shouts her "I love you's" to me, or when I come back into a room from going to the bathroom and she tells me she really missed me, I know I must be doing something right too. We're of the same soul, my girl and I. Of that I am certain.

Hope all you of you wonderful mothers had an awesome day. 

And to all you mothers-in-waiting, hoping every day for those two pink lines, or waiting for that adoption phone call to ring.... This days for you too. And you have my love. And good things are coming.

Last Mother's Day, here.
A pic from Mother's Day and a few random Instagram shots from the last couple of days...

3 comments

  1. Your day sounds lovely. And you totally, utterly deserved it and many more of the same. <3

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  2. I truly love these pics and I'm so glad to hear that you had a lovely Mother's Day! Navi is the sweetest!! xo

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  3. I love hearing about the fun things you do with navi and she seems like such a character. My son is 26 months and thinks he's four lol they are characters!

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