Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day

On this day every year, mothers are celebrated and elevated to queen status, as children all over the nation give thanks to the women that gave them life.  I, however, would like to do things a little differently this year.  I would like to give thanks to the three people that make this day possible for me.

To Julian, my amazing baby boy...
Your courage and passion astounds me every day.  Never in a million years could I imagine the way my life would change the day I became your mother.  You give so much to me and your family.  You make me better and stronger, and I can't imagine one day on earth without you in it.  You will change the world and I will watch proudly knowing you are my son.

To my princess, Isabella...
There is a special bond that girls share with their mommies, and I thank my lucky stars every day that God gave me you to share that special bond with.  Your heart is so full of love and you give that love so freely and unconditionally.  You fill our family with sunshine and the day you came into our lives you made us complete.  I await the day that you will smile upon your own children and gift them with your wonderful generosity and spirit.

I will be forever grateful to both of you...for giving my life meaning and purpose...for making each day an adventure...and for calling me Mami.

Last, but not least, to my husband, my lover, friend, partner in life.  There is no greater gift on earth than the one you have already given me...the gift of being a mother.  Thank you for making these wonderful children with me and for helping me raise them into the amazing individuals they are becoming.  

Thank you for being you and for choosing me.