I became a first time mommy on December 18, 2011, after nearly 36 hours of labor. It was the greatest day of my life. Over the past five months, having Landon in my life has changed me.
Motherhood is crazy. Its messy. Its stinky. Its sleep-deprived and exhausting. Its hysterical. Its challenging.
But really…it is just beautiful.
Since Landon came into my world, my heart has never felt such extreme emotions. Someone told me when I gave birth that having a child and being a mommy was like having your heart live on the outside of your body.
And it is so true.
Landon is my heart.
My wiggly, curious, smiley, giggly, drooly heart.
The truth is though, I was a mom long before December 18, 2011. From before I can remember, I knew I was one day going to be a mommy. I felt it was my calling, far above any other calling I’d ever had in my life. I have prayed for my kids, before I knew them. I have hoped for them, dreamed for them, and wished for them long before I got that first positive pregnancy test. I knew God had called me to motherhood.
As I sit here now, watching Landon playing in his bouncy seat, my heart is overjoyed. He is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever laid my eyes on.
Motherhood is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever experienced.
Happy Mommy’s Day to all you wonderful, hardworking, sleep deprived, spit up on your shirt mama’s out there!