Plus que ma propre vie. It's French and it loosely translates into "More than my own life". Why am I flashing back to my high school French class right now? Two words: Mother's Day.
Ok, now that you're really confused I will explain.
This quote, to me, is how I feel about my family. I love both my husband and son more than my own life. I would gladly step in front of a bullet for either of them. Yesterday was Mother's Day, my first. I looked back at the past year yesterday and just took it all in. About a year ago is when we started discussing the possibility of having a baby, and now I am getting to celebrate my first Mother's Day. It's crazy how time can change in just a year. I have always wanted nothing more than to be a mom and getting to be a part of Mother's Day as an actual mom is a dream come true for me. I love being a mom, even the crappy stuff seems so trivial when you look back at it all. The discomforts of pregnancy, the pain of delivery and the sleepless nights filled with frustration all melt away when you look into the eyes of your child.and your heart swells with love you never imagined possible.
It was kind of weird thinking that I actually get to be a part of the celebration from the other side. This holiday is forever going to be different for me. I had a great day that started with Roxas technically sleeping through the night from 12:30 to 7:00! It was fantastic. We went out for brunch with my in-laws and brothers-in-law. Of course I ended up eating one handed because Roxas wanted to be held and nurse but hey, it was fun anyways. After spending some time with the in-laws we went to my parents house for some really yummy kabobs and good times. All in all it was a great day and I will remember it forever as being very special to me.
So to all the mommies out there:
Thank you for all you do
Thank you for your love and endless patience
Thank you for sacrificing so much just for us
Thank you for always being there when we need you
Thank You. Thank You. Thank You.