Happy Sunday! Today is definitely not my typical posting day but in honor of Mother’s Day, I thought it was a perfect day to share a letter to the boy who made me a mom on my first Mother’s Day. Enjoy!
A Letter To The Boy Who Made Me A Mom
To My Dearest Henry,
Today I am so blessed to celebrate my first Mother’s Day and I have you to thank for that. Growing up my biggest dream in life was to become a mother. I remember playing “house” with your Aunt Natalie and I always had to be the mom. I loved the idea of caring for someone else, teaching someone else, and having an endless love for a tiny human that I created.
Years and years later, I met your dad. We were both in college and from the moment I saw him, I knew he was the one. There was just something about him that made me fall in love with him. Over the course of our years dating, my heart told me that he would be a good father. To this day, he hasn’t proven me wrong.
Your daddy had to travel to Japan for work the week before Thanksgiving. So your brothers, Boone and Tucker, and I were home alone. Tucker started acting completely different than normal. He wouldn’t leave my side the whole time your daddy was gone. When your daddy came home, he knew that we were about to be your parents.
From the moment I found out I was going to be your mom, I was so in love with you. From every flutter to every kick, I loved you more and more every day. I loved watching you make my belly grow and stretch in ways I never would have imagined possible. Seriously kiddo, it was huge! But I didn’t care. Knowing that you were safe and protected was the best feeling ever.
The day you came into this world will forever be the greatest day of my life. Your daddy, Aunt Natalie, and I were watching Guardians of the Galaxy 2. During the movie, I started to have strong pain in my stomach but I just ignored it. 4 hours later, your daddy and I decided we should go to the hospital “just in case”. Little did we know, we were going to be parents in 9 “short” hours.
Having you was the most challenging and rewarding experience of my life. It was painful but as soon as the doctor laid you on my chest, the pain just melted away. I honestly don’t even remember it. At that moment, you made me a mother. You allowed me to accomplish my biggest dream. I became your mother.
In the days to come, I had never been so exhausted, so scared, and so in love. See having you changed my life. For 39 weeks I created you and carried you than in 9 hours you were finally in this world, all 8 pounds 10 ounces of you. Your daddy and I prayed for you and prayed for you and here you were. We laid awake while you slept on us examining your 10 perfect fingers and you 10 perfect toes. The two of us watched your facial expression change as you dreamt. See baby boy, having you is the biggest blessing your daddy and I could ever ask for.
Over the last 9 months, I have loved you with all of my being. It’s definitely been a challenge for me as I’ve learned to love myself as a mother and to be selfless. I learned to care for you in ways I never imagined but it’s been the best thing in the world.
Henry, you are my heart and my soul and loving you comes so easy. I pray that you’ll grow up strong, to be humble, to be kind, to love, and to follow your dreams. Thank you, my sweet boy, for making me a mom. Today I am forever grateful for you. Today I am celebrating my first Mother’s Day and it’s all thanks to you. Wherever this world takes you, just know that I am here for you. I’ll be your biggest supporter, your biggest fan, and above all, I’ll love you forever.
With all of my love,
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A huge thank you to Willow Lane Photography for capturing these wonderful pictures.