This year I am a new mom. In the months since having Elliot, I have learned a lot but mostly I have learned how hard it is. I have always heard this and while I never discounted it - I didn’t realize how challenging it truly is. I have a new appreciation of the women in my life who are mothers.
To my mama friends - I am in awe of you. So many struggles you went through and I wasn’t there for you, if only I had known. Thank you for being there for me as I navigate all the triumphs, challenges and joys of being a new mom. I can only hope to return the favor in kind to the mama friends after me.
To my mother-in-law - Thank you for raising your son to be such a kind and loving man. I know he is the man he is today because of you. Watching him be a father and support me as I have navigated the changes post birth, I can only hope we raise Elliot to be like him.
To my mom - My gratitude to you has grown exponentially. I didn’t realize how much I would need you after Elliot was born. You have done so much for me and seeing you be an Oma to Elliot is so special. I feel so lucky to have you so close and I look forward to seeing your bond grow.
Mother’s Day is on Sunday. Many of us have a different relationship with this holiday and no matter what it is the feelings run deep. This year things are more difficult as we practice social distancing but I hope we can all take a moment to be extra thankful for those women who are mothers in our lives.