I always wanted to be a mother.
For years, I was a babysitter, a nanny, a preschool teacher, and a pediatric speech-language pathologist, and I loved the children I cared for and taught like they were my own. I knew I loved these kids and imagined how special it would be when Jim and I had children of our own.
Walking out of a baby home in Vladivostok, Russia with this once tiny little boy in my arms was one of the happiest moments of my life. I became a mommy that day, and my lifelong dream come true. I loved this little one and a half year old boy more than my heart even knew it could love.
These sweet babies let me stay in bed (visiting just a handful of times--;-)) until afternoon today. When I got up, they surprised me with breakfast, sweet Mother's Day cards from them and their Daddy, and a gift card for a massage and facial! Jim sent me roses and chocolate yesterday so today was a big surprise. This has been one of the best Mother's Days ever, and I feel like one loved mama.
Happy Mother's Day to everyone who is a mother, whether your children are on Earth, in Heaven, or yet to come.