09 May 2010

Mother's Day

First thing is first. I want to thank my own Mother for everything she has given me throughout my life! All of her love and support has meant to so much to me over the years! I definitely have a much deeper respect and admiration for her since I've become a Mother. Thank you, Mom for being such a great example to me!
I love you!!

This is my first Mother's Day. And I am so twitterpated with my baby! I knew when I got pregnant that I would love my son with all my heart. But it goes WAY beyond that! I can't get enough of him. Every day, I think to myself "I couldn't possibly love Bennett anymore!" And then I wake up the next day and I prove myself wrong. I love him more & more every single day!!

I have never known what it was like to be so selfless. Of course, I maintain my independence (to an extent). And of course I like to have "me time". But nothing makes me happier than to be with my son. I have to admit, there was a time that I wondered if I was going to miss all the things that I was going to have to "give up" when I had my son. But the truth is, I don't think of anything as a sacrifice at all. I live for my baby. And that is the BEST feeling in the whole world. Every single decision I make revolves around what is best for him, not what is best for me. And I LOVE that.

I have to thank my wonderful Husband for working hard so that I am able to be at home with our boy. I sure do love Philip!!
I love being here to watch Bennett grow & learn. He is discovering something new all the time and I just sit in awe as I watch him.

I am amazed at the things I am learning as well. Bennett is teaching me how to be more compassionate, tolerant, and selfless. I never thought myself to be a very patient person, but with him - I am. There is a new side to myself that is coming out since he's been born. I wish I could put into words all of the joy he has brought to our home.

I have been truly blessed with such an amazing little boy!
I LOVE YOU BENNETT! And I am so proud to be your Momma!


The Paper Mama said...

Oh, I so had fun looking through your blog! So cute! Happy to have found you and Happy Mama's Day to you!


Sylvia said...

Well of course this brought tears to my eyes:).
Thanks for your nice words Mandy. It was the best thing I ever did to have you and Alissa. Not always easy, but oh so worth it!

This is one of my fave quotes that I've found on motherhood, and it's so true:
"Mothers hold their children’s hand for a little while-and their hearts forever".
You'll be amazed at some of the overwhelming feelings you'll have as you raise Bennett, there really is nothing like the love you have for your child!
Enjoy each and every little thing about it!
I love you too!!

Nikki said...

So sweet. Happy 1st Mother's Day!

mommy & daddy said...

omg we do have almost the same post hahah we must be happy mommies =)