It’s sugar plum’s first birthday today!!!
This has been the shortest year of my life, by far! I feel like it was just yesterday that Jacob and I welcomed this beautiful little angel into our family. And every day since I’ve fallen more and more in love with her.
I’ll be honest, I spent most of my pregnancy scared to death that I wouldn’t be a good mother. I worried every day about whether I’d “bond” with the little life growing inside me. It’s in my nature to worry about such things — I don’t do well with the unknown, and I had obviously never experienced motherhood, so I was terrified.
That all changed in an instant when the doctor placed Olivia on my chest, one year ago today. I’ve never felt a love like that before — and it’s only grown deeper each day since.
Just like everyone, I have bad days. Work is a grind … the weather sucks … I spill coffee on my shirt on the way to work … I get stuck in traffic …. you get the gist. We all have these days, days when nothing seems to go right. And I generally try to maintain a positive outlook, but it takes work, and some days, it’s just too much work. But … then I come home and I see her. No matter what happened that day, it all melts away. She centers me, calms me, and reminds me of what’s most important in this life — the people I love. She brings joy to my life every single day, just by being. And if she gives me a smile, I’m toast.
Have you had a similar experience as a mother, or is there something or someone that brings joy to your life? Send me a note, I’d love to hear from you 🙂
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