I spent my first Mother's Day as a new mother in the hospital with a brand new baby. I can't really say that I remember very much about my first Mother's Day, but having Jonah changed my life forever.
Now I have two beautiful sons, and I watch them learn and grow every day. It is amazing to see them develop into little people, and it is astounding how quickly they learn. I love to watch them explore the world and enjoy every minute of it. My boys are the sunshine of my life, and motherhood has changed who I am and who I want to become.
I have learned more about myself in the past three years than I think I did in all the years before that. Motherhood has changed me from a lovely bud that was tightly closed to protect itself from the world- to an open blossom, sharing and giving all that I have and all that I am.
Being a mother is often challenging, and not always fun... but it is always worth it.
Happy Mother's Day to all of you beautiful blooms.