This year was my first official Mother’s Day. Last year, I was very pregnant and could only imagine what it would feel like once I was actually a mother. Sometimes, it seemed like everyone said the same things about motherhood, like there was some kind of brainwashing that went on, where everyone felt like they had to say all the same wonderful things about being a parent because otherwise they would sound ungrateful. But then I had G and now I feel like the reason everyone says the same things is because there are no adequate words to describe how wonderful and perfect your child makes your life every day even if you are also exhausted and pulled in a million directions and constantly second guessing yourself. All of that fades away in one second when you see your baby’s smile in the morning or when he calls you mamma.
I made sure not to schedule too much on Mother’s Day this year, not just because I wanted to relax, but also because I wanted to take time to reflect on what it was like to actually be a mother and really enjoy the day spent with G with none of the everyday distractions of chores and errands. Overall, it was a perfect day, with time spent talking to my mother and mother-in-law and lots of snuggling and playing with G.
In other news, my house is filled to the brim with fresh flowers. Does anyone else love to take apart their flower arrangements after a few days and spread them out into smaller bouquets around the house? My grandma always does it, and I have definitely inherited the habit. Here are some photos of the flower situation currently happening at my house. Please excuse the iPhone photos; I am having camera problems that will hopefully be remedied very soon!
S surprised me with this gorgeous arrangement of hydrangeas and peonies for Mother’s Day.
After a few days I split it up and filled the house with bouquets.
I also brought some gorgeous blooming branches inside; azaleas in a blue ceramic bowl my brother made when he was in high school, and lilacs on the mantle.
I hope all the mothers out there had a great day with their babies big and small! XO