Celebrating Mother’s Day
I’m sharing #JOHNSONS in my life as part of a JOHNSON’S® sponsored series for Socialstars™.
Even today, I’m not sure I can tell you what I thought it would feel like to become a mom.
I was a little afraid of the whole delivery thing, but I’d look around at all the people and reassure myself, “Hey, they all got here the same way. I can do this.” Then I’d try not to think about D-Day.
Photo credits: Melodee Fiske
The bigger deal was actually being a mom. I was excited for baby to be born but I was also busy with my life, my career, enjoying Mike and I being together. I just thought life would continue on the same except there would be a little person around. Ha! I was blissfully unaware of all the changes that were soon to be.
When Sam was born, I grew up. No matter I was already 30. That first year was a happy blur of exhaustion and exhilaration. I had fallen in love with Sam before he was born but I wasn’t prepared for how important he would become to me. I identify with that (Linda Wooten) quote, “Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.”
Holding Sam’s precious, little self unraveled the me I had been. And it’s been good.
It was (is!) a process, but somewhere between his first and second year, I remember a moment when I was entirely arrested by his eyes seeking mine and his face lit up. It was pure delight for both of us. I remember actually experiencing butterflies. I knew that I knew that I knew that I would do anything I could for my son.
And I do.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of you moms who, like Elizabeth Stone, have decided to “forever have your heart go walking around outside your body,” from JOHNSON’S®…and me.
Cherish the #littlewonders.
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