to luke, on my first mother’s day
Yesterday was my first official Mother’s Day. I’m now part of the club of mamas that gets celebrate for a whole day each year because of you.
Even though it’s been almost 9 months, sometimes I still can’t believe that I’m really your mother. How did I get so lucky to have such a happy, sweet, and perfect baby boy? It’s surreal to think that you’re the one I carried for 41 weeks, whose first movements I felt, and who I’ve loved more than anything from the moment I knew you were there.
I want you to know how much I love being your mom. It’s been incredible to watch you grow and learn. We’ve had some long and exhausting days, you and I, but you’ve given me more love and purpose in my life than I would ever have thought possible.
Motherhood is a blur of cuddles, playing, wiping tears, diaper changes, giggles, dancing around the living room and lots and lots of love. I wish I could slow time down and savour every little detail, but at the same time I can’t wait to see the man you’ll grow to be.
I love you fiercely, baby boy. Thank you for making me a mama.
Love you always.