As we approach Mother’s Day this weekend I wanted to reflect on what it’s been like to be your mother these past two wonderful years. There isn’t a day which goes by that I don’t thank god for choosing me to be your mama. I think about the journey we took to get you here and I count my blessings every time I see your beautiful smiling face. These past two years have been the best years of my life. People always say your life changes once you have children and I can’t imagine life without you. I wanted to write you a letter so we can look back one day and remember these precious moments we are sharing. It’s so important to be present in each and every moment with you, as they only happen once, and I can only hope that I am fulfilling that duty as your mother. It’s truly been amazing watching you develop your own little personality and watching your zest for life.
When I think about our moments together as a family, I have to say my most favorite time of the day is at bedtime with you. I love how you need our entire family, me, dada, and Lilo in your bedroom to read every night and how you love to sing to your books. This is the one part of my day when nothing else matters, it’s just the 4 of us in your bedroom with not a care in the world. I love how you ask if you can eat pancakes in the morning every night before we put you to sleep. I love how you ask for pancakes as soon as you wake up in the morning. I love how you tell Lilo “no” and “stop” when she’s trying to lick your face or take your food. I love how you take all the folded clothes out of the basket, throw them around the room, and then tell me “London helped mommy,” (ok, maybe I don’t love this as much), but I love how you always want to help me. I love seeing you play with your friends and watching the bonds you have already formed with these sweet children. I love how you’d rather read than watch a movie, I love that you love your little handbags ( yes, I do love this), but most of all I love how truly sweet you are. You have the best and biggest heart and that is such a wonderful quality to possess. Yes, you have your temper tantrum moments for sure, but what 2 year old doesn’t?
The most important thing I can tell you is to be happy in your life and surround yourself with those who provide lots of love, lots of support, and help you to be the best person and see your true potential. I also want you to see the world. I want you to know there is an entire globe out there waiting for you to discover. It’s so important to understand different cultures and ethnicities and that we can learn from each and every one of them. So travel, travel as much as you can and go as far as you want. And make mistakes, it’s the biggest experience you will ever learn from. Don’t be afraid to do something for fear of what might happen, but be smart about your decisions and they will always be the right ones. And, when your gut instinct is telling you something, I’ve learned it’s usually right. No matter what happens we will always be here to love and support you. And, the last thing I can tell you is make the most out of your life, you only have one, and it will be the most amazing journey you’ve ever taken.