This Sunday will be my first chance to celebrate Mother’s day! What a ride it’s been so far!
On any given day I try to snap a cute photo of my little girl doing something ‘amazing’. Of course, I never catch these smiles or firsts, instead I capture blurs and strange expressions. The series of outtakes above scratch the surface of what it’s like to be a mother. One minute things are perfect, and the next… well shit hits the fan with no warning!
Mother’s day is a celebration of the sacrifices that our mothers have made for us, but this year I see it as something more. It’s a day to celebrate yourself as a mother – to recognize that you have created and sustained a human being (or many!). A day to stop and cherish that particular moment in your child’s life. Because every moment will pass so quickly!
Becoming a parent gives you greater insight into your parents’ struggles. You quickly feel regret for those years of impatience, tantrums, and eye-rolling. Your appreciation for your parents magnifies tenfold! I know that I couldn’t have started my journey as a mother without the help and guidance of my parents.
Each day as a new parent is a struggle as you try to figure out how to raise a human – and you second guess your every move. But every move is a learning experience for both you and your incredible child. It’s something worth celebrating, which I see clearer than ever.
So this post is a shout-out to all the incredible mothers I’ve met over the years. Thank you so much for showing me the ways of motherhood – you’re amazing in every way! Celebrate this day in your journey!