" I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe that LOVING is the best calorie burner. I believe kissing. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles." ~Audrey Hepburn

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mothers Day

Mother's Day, what it meant to me.
I have always enjoyed Mothers Day. I think it is special to have that day set aside to celebrate my own Mother and all she has done for me.
However, yesterday, as I celebrated my first Mother's Day I now understand why my mother never wanted gifts and just wanted to be with her "kids".
Yesterday as I spent my entire day with my baby and my husband, the day brought a new perspective on that Holiday. I felt complete, appreciated, grateful and extreme joy. I am a Mother.
My husband asked me what the best thing about being a mom was. As my answer really could be a novel long, I answered with one of my very favorite things... Cru, will just sit and stare at me for hours with a look of pure satisfaction and pure love radiating from his eyes. He doesnt see what I see in the mirror - he sees perfection. I know how a new mother could get down on herself for not looking how she use to or not feeling as beautiful as she once did. But when this little boy stares at me like this. I feel beautiful, I feel confident and I feel perfect.
Besides being the mother to the most perfect and happy baby in EVER... Casey spoiled me by letting me sleep in till 10:20, waking up to the smell of homemade cinnamon rolls and a high valued gift card and money to go get some new clothes.

5 Love Notes:

k.k. chamberlain said...

Happy First Mother's Day, lovely girl! You rock.

Lauren said...

Rachelle you are such a cute mom! Can casey come teach nathan how to make cinnamon rolls?:) I can't get my editor on blogger to work, but as soon as I get thday working, my new blog will be up and running!

The Downs Family said...

You are awesome! I loved how you talked about that "look" that Cru gives you! Ya know, I've always thought about how I portray myself to my children but I've never really thought about it that way. Those simple little stares that you get from your kids..... I guess I know what they mean now :) either that or they are truly confused by me ha ha I'll just think of it as admiration for now!

Summer said...

Sweet little bud! I love his hand on yours in the top pic- aww! Happy FIRST Mother's Day!!! That's so awesome. :)

Alyssa said...

You are the perfect mommy! He is blessed to have you. Guess you've figured out by now that your life is no longer yours AND that that's just fine! It's funny how everything - every decision - every moment, will be defined by this little bundle of joy. LOVE IT!