I really wanted to write something special for Mother’s Day but I couldn’t quite figure out exactly what that was. I asked my Mom if maybe she would want to write a guest post for me…and you guys, what I got emailed to me late last night was perfect. My Mom just has a way with words that left me speechless, teary eyed and so grateful. I am so glad she wrote this and I will forever cherish it.
Happy First Mother’s Day, Krista Mae!
I cannot express the absolute delight and joy I have felt over the last months watching you settle in to your most important role ever. Motherhood is, without a doubt, exactly what God had in mind when He created you. I am so very grateful to be witness to you and Grey growing together. Krista, in you I see a bit of all of the loving mothers who came before you.
When you stop everything you are doing and make Grey feel like he is the best part of your day, you remind me of your Great Granny Ollie. She always told you, “I love the tracks of you!” Gosh, if she loved even the tracks you left, how much did she love YOU?
You and Grey giggle a lot, just like your Great Grandma Ella. She would laugh until she cried and then laugh some more! She would often break out in a song with some silly dance moves…remind you of anyone? I see you doing just that with Grey and it warms my heart.
You are so wonderful at staying connected via your blog, videos, pictures, texts, and phone calls. I remember how your Great Grandma Shirley regularly wrote letters to you. She stayed connected over long distances and would hug you like crazy when we visited her.
We never had the pleasure of meeting your Great Grandma Mae, but I can assure you that she is present in the love you have for . On a ranch in the middle of nowhere, she raised 8 kids (maybe I should spell that out…eight) and for the majority of their growing up years, she did it without electricity or running water. Obviously, she loved children…and she must have possessed an incredible inner strength. I have seen that same might in you when you have faced adversity.
When Grey needs something, you selflessly drop everything and feed him, change his diaper, rock him, play with him, burp him, or cuddle him. This is when I see your Grandma Alta Mae coming through in your actions. (Are you noticing the Mae’s??) She willingly drops everything to make sure her children and grandchildren are cared for, and I see that same quality in you.
Your ability to empathize, offer perfect advice, and share your huge heart reminds me of your Granny Phyllis. I already see you sharing your heart with Grey, and I know that being understanding and compassionate will be especially valuable as Grey grows.
Then there’s me…your momma. I see a better version of myself in you. I am so honored that we share so many of the same mom qualities, and so proud of you for enhancing them! Nothing touches my heart quite like watching you and Grey grow together.
I’d like to end with a quote from one of our favorite books, Love You Forever, by Robert Munsch.
“I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always,
as long as I’m living
my baby you’ll be.”
I love you, baby!
Thank you so much for writing this! It means the world to me and is just what I needed to hear.
I want to wish all of the Mom’s reading this a very Happy Mother’s Day!
To the women who have lost a baby, have struggled getting pregnant or have lost their own mother…I am thinking of you today. I know how hard this day can be.
And to my little baby Grey…who can’t read this yet but hopefully someday will…I love you so much!
Thank you for making me a Momma.
Thanks for reading…I love you all!