On actual Mother’s Day weekend I spent time with the hubs and baby girl, but last weekend was designated to celebrating with the three most influential women in my life. My mother, my Mother-In-Law and my Daughter.
We spent the day in Madison, walking the farmer’s market eating one too many donuts, chasing Claira on the capitol lawn and eating lunch outside while sharing stories and enjoying each other’s company. Claira’s Grandmas are truely two of the most unselfish people I know.
My Mother-In-Law raised two boys on her own, working multiple jobs, losing their home to a house fire and yet somehow she managed to keep her head high and stayed strong for her boys. Anyone who has ever met her two sons would know without a doubt she raised them well and I will forever be in debt to her for all she has done for me and my little family. I am the luckiest just to know her and see part of her in my husband as well as my daughter. Forever tangled in our web of life.
My Mother, my mama. The woman who would gladly give up everything, without hesitation, to see her six children happy. I have taken her for granted far too often and yet she has always forgiven far too easy. She defines the meaning of what a Mother should be and if I am just as half as good of Mother as she has been for me, Claira would be so lucky. I am learning every day that as I strive to be a better version of myself I am really striving to be more like my Mother – a beautiful, generous, unselfish, nurturing soul. Her relentless love for her children will never cease to amaze me. She brings so much beauty to this Earth – A Mother Lion. Always a part of me; always a part of Claira.
It was such an honor to spend last weekend with three of the most important women in my life, celebrating each other and the blessings we were given just to have a chance at Motherhood.