Ever had someone you aspired to be? Someone you looked up to more than anything, and knew you wanted to be just like them…meet that person for me.
Ever since I found out I was going to be a mother, I knew I was embarking on an ever-encompassing mission to be better than I was the day before… after all, I am going to be responsible for someone else other than myself for the rest of my life. I wholeheartedly believe we all strive to be the best version of ourselves, but to be honest I want to be more than that… I want to be like my mother.
I want to be the mom who can juggle it all, and YES, I mean IT ALL. I want to be the mom who can work a stressful, corporate, fast-paced job with lots of people to manage and yet still make it to every dance lesson, every softball practice, and is there to help with every homework assignment. I want to be the mom who can nurse my little one back to health when she is under the weather, can make her laugh by the funny things she does, will tuck her in each night and sing songs to put her to sleep, and who can hold her daughter so tight she knows she is completely safe.
But most of all, I want to be the mom who always lets my daughter know she is the most important thing in the world…growing up, that is the one single thing that stood out to me most from my Mom. I knew no matter what, at the end of the day, I was what she worked so hard for. I can only wish I am able to do the same for Caroline.
Mom, so much has changed this past year—we have gone from planning a wedding to now embarking on a brand new adventure of preparing for a baby and this next year is going to bring so many exciting changes we’ve been waiting for…a little one of our very own and your very first grandchild. Nothing can speak to the magnitude of how excited I am for this exciting new step in life and becoming a mother. God has blessed us beyond measure and I cannot wait to experience each and every step of this journey with you. And of course, I wanted to wish you a VERY Happy Birthday–I’m so excited to spend this afternoon with you and then on Sunday with our entire family.
Love you the most in the whole world,