Today I really am extra appreciative of motherhood and maternal bonds. Not only is it my very first special day, being a mother myself has made me realize how lucky I am to be surrounded by so many beautiful and amazing women. I see how much my mother has given me, how much of who I am is a reflection of her and what she believes in and stands for. She’s a person I’m proud and thankful to resemble because she is strong (like you wouldn’t imagine), intelligent, creative and as caring as a person can be. Thank you for being my wonderful mummy and an even better grannie for my little girl!
This year I have another great lady in my life to thank and cherish: my mother-in-law (not literally, but you get the picture), who has really been here for us and helped us so much there’s not enough words to express my gratitude. She’s the kindest, most considerate person and if she wasn’t the fantastic grandmother she is to our princess, motherhood would have been much more of a struggle for me so far. Thank you, sweet-sweet A, for being who you are!
I can’t help being a little sad on this day, though. I wish with all my heart that my own beautiful grandmother could be here to see how happy I am to be the mother of this fantastic little girl. How I wish they could have met, because they would have loved each other so much. Wherever you are, I hope you see how much we love and miss you.
A special shout-out to all mummies, who, like myself, are celebrating their first year of motherhood (Triinu and Birgit come to mind). Enjoy this day and make sure you get yourself something nice for bringing your wonderful little miracles to this world 🙂