In the wake of Mothers Day this past weekend, and this is a post I have been wanting to create for a while, I would like to share a little diary of my own as a mother.
By the way, I hope everyone had a splendid Mothers Day weekend!!
I would like to share a little piece of my life with you today. I created this blog as a creative outlet for my recipes but it has become much more than that. Something I don’t want others to think is that I am perfect. I am far from it. I have flaws like everyone else and instead of trying to hide them, I truly do try to embrace them. I want that for my daughter too.
You see, when I was younger and became pregnant with my sweet Evelyn at the ripe age of 21, I was not married. I was dating my husband Noah and in my senior year of college. It came as a very big shock to us and to our families. we made it through though, and it turned out to be the biggest adventure yet. Full of fun, love, learning experiences. Being a parent is the absolute best for me and I make sure every day that Evelyn knows just how loved she truly is.
The truth is though, not everyone was ready to embrace our newest adventure. I was told (not by my immediate family) that I wasn’t doing it the “right” way. That I was supposed to be married first. That this was wrong and I should know that. They still loved me of course and our sweet daughter, but that always stuck with me. In the back of my mind. What is “right”?
I am not ashamed I had my daughter out of wedlock. I know we did do the right thing in waiting to be married and putting Evelyn first. I foresee a long, happy future for our small family and I am the happiest mommy on the planet. That is what “right” is to me.
And now a sweet piece for our beloved daughter
Hello sweet pea!
This past Mothers day was so wonderful. Your daddy took us to the zoo and we had so much fun seeing your excitement in all the beautiful animals in the zoo. I know you have inherited your momma’s compassion for animals and I saw a glimpse of a route you may take in your future. In saving and protecting animals because you love to do just that with any animals you see…including earthworms specifically…on a rainy day…
Throughout the day it started to rain but we covered up and ran through the rain with smiles on our faces. You got to feed a giraffe, see sweet Elephants play together, and flamingos keep there eggs warm!! But throughout all this commotion; the rain, animals, people talking, you kept looking up to me and telling me, ” I love you very much mommy”.
Honey you know I love you every millisecond of the day and I am so lucky to be your mommy. You are my angel in the wake, holding my hand and making me stronger every day. For someone so small, you are so bright, intelligent, brave, and unimaginably strong in making everyone around you look at the world a little bit differently. Because of your sweetness honey.
Thank you Evelyn, for being who you are, and know I love you to the moon and back, and more.
Happy Mothers Day to all Momma’s around the world!