Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's day

Cody made my first Mother's Day very special. I got some great gifts from my sweet little girl and from my sweet husband. I felt very loved and appreciated.
Mother's Day has been really hard for me the past few years since my mom is not around. I knew this year would be just as hard, but also great in a new way. Being Everleigh's mom is the greatest thing in the world. I know every new mom feels this way, but I feel like no one else could possible love their baby this same way or as much as I love her. My heart just pours out with love for my baby and my husband. I feel so lucky and blessed.
Before my mom passed away, she told me that she had done everything she ever wanted because she had a Christy and a Lauren. I cried when she told me because it was one of the sweetest things anyone had ever said to me. Now, I truly understand. She didn't say because she had 2 children - she used our names. She was fulfilled b/c she had us, not just any 2 kids. I feel the same way about Everleigh. I am more than fulfilled by being her mom. This is all I've ever wanted and I wake up every morning feeling like each day is a gift from God just by having her and Cody in my life.
Happy Mother's Day to all my wonderful mother friends! I pray you all feel like I do about your amazing families!

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