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Day of all days

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this weekend is mother’s day weekend. i have always loved mother’s day, because i love celebrating my mom and showing her how much we love & appreciate her. however, this year it’s a whole different story. not only is it my first mother’s day as a mother, but more importantly, it’s my first mother’s day where i actually understand what we are celebrating.

i have always been thankful for what my mom has done for me over the years, but even after just a short month of having my own daughter, i have such a greater understanding, respect, and gratefulness for the sacrifices my mom has made for her family over all these years.

[thank you for…]

countless sleepless nights / always being there to put my pacifier in my mouth when it fell out / cleaning me up before yourself, so you end up being the one wearing spit up to the store / reading with me / slowing things down to let me snuggle with you in the morning / changing diaper after diaper, only to hear me poop in it 3 minutes after you change it / always telling me you love me / singing me to sleep even when you could barely stay awake to do so / dreaming with me / carrying on even when it seems pointless / knowing and tending to my needs even before i knew what they were / crying with me / punishing me / holding my head up when i couldn’t / constantly being patient with me / cleaning up after me / taking care of me physically & emotionally / believing in me / giving things up just so i didn’t have to be in my carseat all day / thinking about me more than anyone else ever will / inflicting immense amounts of pain & trauma on your body just so i can be here / never complaining about how difficult i can be /  being my best friend / being the kind of mother i hope to be for my babes.

these things don’t even scratch the surface of all the things my mother has done for me, but these are some of the things i realize that i didn’t even know to be thankful for. so thank you, mom. thank you for giving up so much of your life & self for us every single day. i now know how hard it can be some days, but even more wonderful & rewarding at the same time. there isn’t anyone else i’d rather be like.

[happy mother’s day, i love you]

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3 Comments

  • Reply Lisa Jacob

    Nicki….thank you for the sweet beautiful words. I am truly humbled by them. The reality is that I wanted to become a mom for very selfish reasons…. I wanted to be a mom…. I wanted children. However, our Sovereign Lord had a much better plan. He wanted me to be the mother of you and Tori and He wanted you two to be my daughters. He put us all together in a family that I am so thankful for. I am honored and blessed to have two amazing daughters who not only show me that they love me but tell me with their words that make me feel so loved.

    I have always loved being your and Tori’s mother. I wish I could could do it all again, but I am excited about being a grandmother to all the children you will both will have. We will all continue to learn, love and grow together and experience all that God has for us.

    Happy 1st Mother’s Day daughter! You will love being a mother…..but even more, God knows that you and Shiloh will have a relationship that will be like no other. You will both become closer to who He wants you to be because of each other. I am most happy to watch it all from the Grandmother’s seat :-).

    Love you

    May 8, 2015 at 11:12 pm
  • Reply tonimoffatt

    I really love reading your blog. I am 62 and you are such a breath of fresh air. Your words even as old as I am bring back so many great memories. Enjoy your first day as a momma! Happy Mother’s Day

    May 9, 2015 at 10:37 am
  • Reply tonimoffatt

    Funny but I don’t know how you would change it but the date of post is way off. Time is right though!

    May 9, 2015 at 10:38 am
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