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May 8, 2011
Goose and Monkey
Addy (3) and Faith (1)
My Dearest Goose and Monkey,
I have loved you from the moment God placed you perfectly in my body. You have challenged me, loved me, and changed me, and for that, I am forever grateful.
I'll be honest with you and tell you that some days, I wonder if I will make it. Parenting is so much harder than I ever imagined. But it also comes with greater rewards than I ever thought possible. Your smiles, and giggles, and silly faces make me feel joy I didn't know existed. And you definitely know how to melt your momma's heart with the sweet way you say, "I love you momma". I cannot imagine a life without you, and yet it literally takes my breath away when I think on the fact that God saw me as worthy to be your mommy.
Every day I pray that I am able to live up to that calling. You deserve the best, and I hope you know that I am trying to be that for you. Some days, I am sure that I fail at that, but I will never quit trying.
So when I celebrate Mother's Day today, really, I am celebrating you. Because I love you. Because without you, I wouldn't be a mommy. And because being your mommy has been the greatest joy of my life.