Friday, May 6, 2016

Happy Mama's Day

Sunday will be my first Mother's Day as a mom to two kids. Weird. Sometimes Robbie and I will be driving and I'll look in the backseat and say, "Whoa babe. We have kids. Two of them." And he'll laugh and agree that it's sort of flabbergasting. Sometimes I truly can't believe it. Maybe it's because we waited until later in life to have them, and there were so many more years where we lived a totally different lifestyle, doing our own thing. Or maybe it's because the thought of being completely responsible for someone else's life is naturally hard to comprehend, at least in the beginning years while you're still getting a grasp on this parenting thing. Whatever the reason, in the word of my husband, "it's a trip." Being a parent is a trip.

I could go on and on about how much I love Essley and Emmett; about how every single time I look at them I feel a wave of love wash over my entire being that is so profoundly intense I could drop to my knees. I could talk for hours about how Essley's awkwardly adorable dance routines slay me to the core. Or about how when Emmett cracks himself up hearing the sound of his own newfound screeching, I laugh so hard that tears coat my cheeks. Or about how holding them when they're sleeping and feeling their sweet breath on my skin is by far and away the most intensely beautiful thing I've ever experienced. But I'll just say that these kids, even when they're annoying me to the point of breaking, are the greatest gifts I've ever been given. They are my greatest achievements. And that might sound cheesy as hell but it's the truth. There is nothing in the world I love more than being their mom.

Whether you're a mom yourself (fur babies totally count; Bubby dog will always be my first born child!), have a mom/stepmom/mother-in-law you adore, or just love a nice Sunday in May, I hope you have a very happy Mother's Day. Robbie will be out of town for work until late afternoon this year, but Essley, Emmett, and I are having a sleepover at my own mama's Saturday night and can't wait to spoil the crap out of her Sunday morning.



  1. I can relate to everything you said so much. I have two myself. It's the hardest and most wonderful thing one can imagine. Happy Mother's Day to you. I hope you get a break when your husband gets home!

  2. Its amazing how fast they grow, and how much joy they bring. Happy Mothers Day! I remember learning early on that once you have kids, You need to get your wife a mothers day something too. The words "but you are not my mother" only ever came out once, a long long time ago.

  3. Gorgeous photos! Essley has the cutest smile and Emmett looks a lot like his Dad :) You're an awesome family! Enjoy your special day :)

  4. Oh yeah! Being a mother is so wonderful, enjoy every day!

  5. This is so beautiful. Pictures and words. Happy Mother's Day!

  6. Beautiful family you have. We waited 5 years after we were married to have kids. And it is a trip; that you need to pace yourself on for sure! But there is nothing I love more than being a mom to my girls. Happy Mother's Day - enjoy the day


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