As my first ‘real’ Mother’s Day approaches, it has caused me to think over these past few months. I’ve learned more about myself than I ever knew. I’ve learned more about my husband than I’ve ever known. Sleepless nights and a colicky baby have earned my badge as a mom, but the experiences have taught me so much.
I never truly understood the sacrifices that my parents made for me until I become a parent.
As a child, I went through the motions of Mother’s/Father’s Day and I was thankful for them. But it wasn’t until I become a mother myself that I really understood what they did for me. I didn’t grasp the full blown measure of their love for me, until I experienced it for myself. My parents gave me a magical childhood full of love and security, and I didn’t fully understand the sacrifices and work behind all that until I became a mom.
It’s funny how something like having a child can change your whole outlook on life. My blindness has been lifted and I fully appreciate my parents, thanks to becoming a parent myself.
This Mother’s Day I am excited for my first real Mother’s Day, but more importantly, I am forever grateful for MY mom. Now knowing what entails being ‘Mom’, I appreciate mine so much more!
Happy Mother’s Day to all you mommas out there! Know what you are doing IS appreciated! (Even if not fully until years down the road.😉)