May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to my wonderful mom, amazing mother in law, my sister, Mrs. Williamson, my Nana and many other women who have played a role in shaping Alex and I into the people we are today!

Alex and I are both blessed to have wonderful, strong mothers and grandmothers in our lives.  We are truly blessed!!

I am filled with joy to actually have a baby to call me mom today (well, she doesn't really call me mom just yet but, y'all know what I mean).  It is almost surreal that Kate is here, thriving, and is mine.  She brings a new depth to my life - everything is brighter, more joyful, filled with more love!  My world is a new place now that she is here.

Kate was about 5 hours old here, I think.  I didn't get to meet her for a while due to going under general for my c-section and when I finally got my hands on her she was hungry!  All I remember is that I couldn't stop looking at her - and commenting on how beautiful she was!  She was worth every tear I shed, every month I waited, every painful loss I suffered.  Plain and simple, she was worth the wait!

Being a mom has also made me respect everything my mother has done for me even more!  Every no, curfew, piece of clothing that she threw away, every ounce of tough love was because she loved me - and wanted to protect me and give me the best.  I did not appreciate her enough as a child/ teen and that makes me sad.  But, I am glad that I now have a better understanding for her love for me.  She is such an amazingly strong woman - and has remained an awesome mom through some major hard times this year.  Everything she does is for Lauren, Justin, and I am for that, we are immensely blessed.

Mom and I at my shower in Houst - I was 34 weeks pregnant and totally rocking the pregnancy fat face!

While I am very excited to celebrate my first mother's day with an outside baby, my heart is aching for my friends that are still longing to become a mother.  I pray that each and every one of you is blessed with a child, whether biological or adopted, within the next year so that this is your last mother's day in waiting. 

I am very blessed to be on the other side of a long, painful battle with infertility but I am saddened that so many amazing women haven't yet crossed over.  Please pray for these women today.  And, if you are a mother, hug your babies extra tight and realize how blessed you are!

My heart also goes out to those of you that no longer have mothers here on Earth to celebrate.  I can't imagine not having my mom around - and pray for your strength as you make it through today.  I pray that you are filled with positive memories and cherish the times you did have. 

Here is my sweet girl that has given me the title of Mom!  A title I will forever cherish!
She says thank you to her great MawMaw for the precious outfit!!

I hope all of my mom readers have a great day!!!


Janis said...

Love you bunches!!!

Lauren said...

This brought tears to my eyes. I love this. I hope you have a wonderful first official Mother's Day with your little family.

Katy said...

This is so sweet. I love the pic of you with Kate in your arms, it brings a tear to my eye.

Christie said...

What a sweet entry Lindsey. It brought tears to my eyes. Have a wonderful Mother's Day!!

Megan and David said...

Such a sweet post. You are a wonderful mother and I'm a better mother for knowing you!

Jessica said...

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!! This is such a sweet post.

Kara said...

This post brought tears to my eyes also! Happy late Mother's Day mama!

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