My little love,
Since becoming your momma, I have grown as you have grown. Motherhood is extraordinary and beautiful and all the things that I thought it would be but didn’t know I would love it this much until you.
My life changed when I became your momma, but I haven’t forgotten who I am. You have shifted my priorities and I am perfectly happy with that. It’s fine to me that sometimes I end up in the baby aisle looking homeless, because you’ve taught me there are other things that matter more than looking perfect all the time. But thank you for sitting there so patiently, while I put together outfits for my blog.
You have done so much for me already, more than I probably deserve. Thank you for all of the cuddles. For giving me a reason to slow down, put the phone in the other room, and be still for a while. Thank you for the sweet and generous grin you shoot my way every morning when you wake up or that smile you give me when I walk in that door from work. The challenges, the setbacks, the poop, and the tears have been incredibly important in my development as a person. You have taught me patience, bubba. Something I really don’t have much of.
With your birth, you made me a momma. You shaped me into the person I am becoming. And while being a momma isn’t the only thing that defines me, it’s definitely my favorite. Thank you for showing me that even in the hard times, life is incredibly precious and so is time. I cherish our moments together, even the hard ones. Not because I am pretending that they are all perfect and amazing, but because the challenges of being your momma are so important, too. Thank you for showing me what unconditional, bottomless, endless love really is. Being your mom is the greatest honor of my life, and I don’t always know what I’m doing or get it right, but we’re in it together. Thank you for being the person who introduced me to the most important role of my life.
I love you bubba.