This little girl is why being a mom so wonderful!
She makes all the sleepless nights, all the spit-up I have worn, all the fretting I have done, all the "NO's" I've been told, all the times of being covered in throw up, all the fits, all the episodes of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, all the snot covered shirts, all the worrying, all the messes and all the tears completely worthwhile. COMPLETELY!
I love being her mom. I love spending my days with her. I love being her teacher. Her chauffeur. Her playmate. Her prayer warrior. Her mentor. Her fashion consultant. Her pillow. Her personal chef. Her storyteller. I love being called "mommy"! She lights up days, even on the not so great ones.
I also want my mom to know just how wonderful she is and how much we love her! Thanks mom for all the sacrifices you have made for me over the years. Thanks for all the love and support. Thanks for modeling what a mom looks like and for doing it so beautifully. You are the most unselfish person that I know; I wish I could be more like that. You have an amazing servant's heart. You are so loyal. And I wish I had one ounce of the talent that you have! You help me to be the mom that I am. I love you so much!
Though today is filled with so much joy, it is also a bittersweet day for me. There is always a void in our family on Mother's Day. Not a day goes by that I don't miss Flint's mom, Cilla, and hope that she would be proud of the mom I am to her little granddaughter. She loved being a mom more than anyone I know and she excelled at it. She was the most thoughtful, big-hearted person I have ever known. Her smile could seriously light up a room. She was fun and full of ideas. She loved so deeply and she made each and every day count! I learned so much from her in the few short years that I had her in my live here on earth, but I will always carry what she taught me about loving and being a mom.