Saturday, May 12, 2007

A Blessed Day

Our babies are the best gift my husband and I could ever give this world and each other. Two tiny human beings who have such an incredible impact on our lives and the lives of those who've met them.

I knew I always wanted to be a mother but I never imagined a love so fierce that it makes my heart skip a beat.

Who knew I could function on so little sleep and still keep up with a toddler and an infant? Or that nutrition and bowel movements would become such an integral part of every day? I never sang in public until I had a toddler. Now it is nothing for us to break into song while grocery shopping! Hearing Bella's sweet voice belt out "Happy And You Know It" is worth all the wincing at my tone-deafness.

To hear my children's laughter is the highlight of my day. When they cry it breaks my heart into a million pieces but when I can comfort them the world rights itself once more.

These tiny souls of light and love teach me every day how to be a better person. How to be more understanding, more giving, more loving.

When Bella was born, I looked down at her wrinkled red little self and wondered if I could truly love her more than I love me. Could I and would I sacrifice myself for her or any child of mine if I had to?
Before Ava was born, I worried..will I love her as much as I love Isabella? Am I going to be strong enough for these girls? There for them in an instant and stepping back when they need me to?

Of course. I'm a mother.

I'm Mommy.

And I'm blessed.

Happy Mother's Day to all you moms and may you also feel blessed this day.


theAdelmans said...

Happy Mamma's Day to you too!

I'm Just a Girl said...

That was absolutely beautiful, Jenn. Happy Mother's Day!

T-girl said...


Yes, they are a gift and you worries for Ava are some of the ones I have that make me hesitant to have another. Would it be fair to have another one when I love this one so much? LOL I know the answer but still, I worry, I am a Mommy it is just what I do! LOL

Lots of hugs- T

Maggie said...

What beautiful girls you have, they are so lucky to have you! Happy Mother's Day!!!

Chaos Control said...

I love those photos - beautiful!

Happy Mother's Day, to you too!

louann said...

Happy Mommy's Day!

Eve said...

So sweet, Jenn. I feel the same way. We are sooo lucky. :)

s@bd said...


happy mother's day to you, too.

tallulah said...

God. What beautiful photographs. Thank you.