It's hard to believe that this time last year I was 36 weeks pregnant with a 2 year old and a husband. This Mother's Day, I have a healthy baby boy added to the mix. I would like to say that since last year motherhood has been a bed of roses. That would be a lie and very misleading.
However, as I sit here and think about journey as a mom the things that stick out for me the most are the days I gave birth, my children's first words, their first holidays, trips to Grandma's house, etc. Don't get me wrong, I still have memories of days when I was overwhelmed, trips to the ER and all that other less than stellar stuff. It just doesn't outweigh the rewarding parts of being a mom and that for me is the greatest part of motherhood.
The truth about being a mom is that having children will change your life forever. But at the end of the day, you're shaping a life, creating memories that will melt your heart and leaving a living legacy for the world! The gamble of becoming a mom has been worth more than any worldly possession. I'm awed, humbled and grateful everyday for Moo and Bud.
The greatest magic trick on Earth is producing life. And God blessed me to able to perform not once but twice. After losing my niece a few months ago, I don't need a reminder as to how precious life and being a mom is.
So, to all you moms, mommies-to-be and those considering motherhood, know that the risk is worth it!