A Letter to my Baby Boy on Mother’s Day

Dear Sweet Baby Boy,

Today is my first Mama’s Day with you. Yes, I celebrated this day last year but it was different because I hadn’t yet seen your face. You were still growing and moving in my belly. This year though, I celebrate with you! I thought I had a happy and full life before God blessed us with you but I can honestly say it pales in comparison to what I have now. Sweet baby boy, you are my blessing.

I will never forget the sound of your first cry. Your Daddy and I looked at each other behind that big blue sheet in the operating room with tears in our eyes. 19 months of trying, 9 months of growing, 27 hours of labor, 2 hours of pushing and more prayers than you will ever know, you arrived! You took the world that your Daddy and I spent 14 years creating together and flipped it on its head. Everyday since your World Debut has been an adventure. There has been more laughing, joy and excitement than I can fathom sometimes. If we are being totally honest, there have also been tears and more “WTF am I doing” moments than I should probably admit. What can I say kid, Mommyhood isn’t always sunshine and roses… Thank God for His grace.

Baby Boy, the moment they laid you on my chest I looked at your alert little eyes looking back at mine and I made some promises to you, Mommy to her Baby Boy:FullSizeRender 10

I promised you that I will be far from perfect, but I will always give my everything to be the best Mama you could ask for.

I promised I will make a million mistakes, but I will do my hardest to get it right.

I promised that I may not always like choices you make in your life, but my love will never waver and it will be given to you without conditions.

I promised that Daddy and I would raise you guided by 3 things: Jesus, Rules and Grace. Jesus because he is our everything. Rules because though I have spent most of my life thinking they were made to be broken, turns out they are a helpful boundary for being a good human. Grace because we are all imperfect, make a lot of mistakes and at the end of the day, in dire need of it.

Sweet boy of mine, while I know Mother’s Day is about celebrating being a Mommy, I can’t help but celebrate you. My joyful, inquisitive, little very large bundle of love. You made me a Mommy and my life will never, ever be the same. I praise our Jesus for the incredible gift of Mommyhood. You, my son, have changed my life forever and it is the Best. Thing. Ever.

Love, Mommy

 

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One Comment on “A Letter to my Baby Boy on Mother’s Day

  1. I just read your “letter to baby boy on Mother’s Day”!
    Wow, choke me up, nah, suffocate me. You will be a better mother, because of past practice, I.e. those words, actions and decisions made by your mother, and grandmother, to guide you, to who you are today.
    When you, your brother and sister were, where Massimo is, there were no books, internet, just past practice, I.e. “grandmas”!
    It was advice and trail by error.
    Is it easy, “NO”, will it be frustrating, “YES”, but when it’s all said and done, ( his life after college), you’ll say, “that wasn’t bad” whew, Thank God!!!
    No one is a perfect parent, sorry, there is one, that’s “God”.
    We’re his children and he is patient with us and we have to be patient with our children.
    God Bless you and Geno, because you have God in your life, you’ll both do great!!
    Love you dad
    p. s. I’ll email you things that were discussed at our worship service this evening. We go on Wednesday evenings instead of Sunday morning. You’d love it. I am more alert and my mind doesn’t drift to other things. I am totally focused.

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