Yesterday we celebrated Mother’s Day, which I’ve always recognized as an important holiday that honors our mothers who have given up so much for their children. However, once you become pregnant and I’m sure then have children of your own you get a better sense of gratitude to these heroes without capes known as our mothers.
I’m just a little more than 40 days away from my due date so the excitement and fear are in full force. How will I know how to do X or Y, what if this happens? Really the list goes on.
One of the biggest reasons I’m not completely freaking out is because I have a strong support system on both sides of the family but especially in my husband. The day I met my husband is to date one of the luckiest moments because since then he has made me laugh every day (sometimes at my own expense) and been my rock. Yesterday he gifted me with such a special piece of jewelry, one that I know I will cherish for years to come. You can see the thoughtful pendant in the picture above. It is the Paloma Picasso Loving Heart Pendant with our soon to arrive baby girl’s name engraved on it.
It seems impossible that the arrival of Madison Pearl is mere weeks away. I sure hope I can be the kind of mother mine was. The one who always worked hard but never missed a cheerleading competition, dance recital, Girl Scout award ceremony and so many other things. Also the kind of mother that had no problem showing me tough love. If there is one thing I value that my parents have instilled in me that is that nothing comes easy in life and if at first you don’t succeed try and try again. Over the years in different jobs I’ve been complimented on my work ethic which is something I give full credit to my parents. I hope our girl sees that in her father and I and is raised to always give 110% and accept responsibility for her actions.
Until the day comes we get to hold her in our arms, I will admire this beautiful necklace from my wonderful husband.