Today is Mother's Day! A day to honor the women in our lives who invested so much in us even when it was not easy. My mom doesn't frequent our blog, but just in case....
Mom, thanks for all you sacrificed so that I could go far. The long hours you worked, the sporting events you came to, the hours of piano practice and recitals you endured, the dinners you cooked after working a 12 hour shift, the injuries you bandaged and nursed, the trip you made to Tampa to visit me during my first semester of college when I wanted to quit and come home, a trip to Texas for my graduation from graduate school, my wedding day which turned into my own little fairy tale. These things have not been forgotten!
Today, marks my first Mother's Day. Our sweet Eleanor Grace is not yet in our arms, but she is definitely here with us. We are given daily reminders of her presence as she moves about safe within the womb. She makes both Daniel and I laugh as she works on her kick boxing skills. She makes me smile when I am awakened by her movements in the early hours of the morning and as I talk to her, pleading with her to settle down so that Mom can go back to sleep. The baby stuff that is slowly overtaking our already overflowing guest room/office. She is here and I am so thankful to be this little girl's mom and I haven't even had the privilege of holding her.
Daniel did a great job of making me feel special today. He gave me one of the most beautiful bouquets of flowers I have ever received and a sweet, sweet card.
But the greatest gift he gave to me was just his affirmation that I would be a great mom to our precious little one. I truly am blessed beyond measure.