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My First Mother’s Day

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I had a wonderful first Mother’s Day this past weekend! I was honored to share this day with my grandmother, my mother, and of course, my daughter! Spending the day with all the women that I look up to and love really made my day special.

I will admit that it felt a little strange being wished a Happy Mother’s Day this weekend. I guess because it has been a holiday to celebrate my mom and grandmother for so long that it felt strange to be celebrated too. 🙂

My grandmother has been in and out of the hospital since Christmas, so I was thrilled that she was home for Mother’s Day. I really love this picture; it shows 4 generations of women: my grandmother, my mother, myself, and my daughter.

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My family all got together at my grandparents’ house to have a simple Mother’s Day lunch. It was really nice to see all of my family, especially since I have not seen some of them since January.

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The rest of the day was pretty laid back. Since traveling with Ada is difficult, because she doesn’t sleep well, I spent the day snuggling with her and helping her to sleep. My parents have a beautiful yard, complete with waterfall, which Ada is fascinated by. We spent the rest of the afternoon sitting on the porch enjoying the beautiful spring weather that only the mountains can provide. 🙂

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Being this girl’s mama is the greatest thing in the world. I am so incredibly bless that sometimes it takes my breath away. Parenting is definitely not for the faint of heart, it is hard, selfless work. But when this little girl looks at me and smiles, I forget how hard it is or how tired I am. Instead, I remember that Ada will only be this little for just a moment. Before I know it, she will not want me to hold her, or play with her, or be around her. So when those hard times come, I try to remind myself to stop and enjoy this little baby for it will be over in a blink of an eye.

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I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s day weekend! I pray that it was filled with family, love, and joy!

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