“Teach me well, my little one…
To cherish the moments I have with you,
for all too soon
they will swiftly pass away.
Remind me to pause and touch
your soft, small cheek,
to marvel at the innocence in your eyes
and the perfect beauty of your face.
Show me how to treasure more the miracle
that life has given me in you,
to complain less about and praise more
the boundless things you’re sure to do.
In the stillness of the night,
when you wake me from my slumber,
help me to realize how truly blessed I am
to be able to hold you next to my breast
to comfort and cradle you close to my heart.
And as the seasons pass away,
may I never look back in regret
at what may have been.
May I instead leave a legacy
for you to follow
as you in turn will one day welcome
a little one of your very own.”
Author: Linda E. Knight
Today is Mother’s Day Delilah. My first as a mother. Your Mother. It still feels strange to say that. I’m a mother, WOW I still can’t believe it! Here you are almost three months old baby girl. There have been many moments that I thought we would never see this beautiful day.
I love being your number 1, your little face just lights up!
I love that you love to snuggle just as much as I do.
I love your big open mouth smile.
I love that you smile at me at 3am while I change your diaper, I try so hard not to smile back because I don’t want to wake you up even more…I fail every time.
I love that you look so much like your daddy.
I love that you have opened my heart more then I thought was possible.
I love that you were born on your Great Grandma Grace’s Birthday.
You taught me life is best lived wide open, even if that leaves you vulnerable.
You taught me to be patient and count my blessings.
You taught me I can love your Daddy even more then I already do.
You taught me dreams really do come true.
You have filled a space in our home that I didn’t even know existed.
Giving birth to you was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do baby girl. Someday I hope you’ll be able to experience the intense joy, love and raw emotion that comes with giving birth. There truly is no other experience like it and I’m so grateful to have experienced it. Giving birth strips everything away and I found myself relying on those around me like never before. Without their support I don’t think I could have made it thru the longest night of my life. But just as the light of a new day was dawning, so was my light at the end of the tunnel. I could finally push just as the sun was coming up. Bliss.
It was our hearts desire to bring you into this world without drugs. And thankfully we did it. You took your first breathes of air perfect, healthy and full of life.
I look back at the photos and brings all those raw emotions back. Feeling every contraction grow stronger and stronger then the last. Just when I thought I couldn’t go on, your Daddy would take my hand or kiss me. He was a rock baby girl. You have such a strong daddy to lean on.
This Mother’s Day I feel filled with hope, more love then I could ever image and joy that I have you to call my daughter.
Mother’s Day has a whole new meaning now. I love you baby girl!
I have a whole new appreciation and adoration for mothers around the world, and especially for my own mother.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Rock Star Mamas out there.
You are so amazing and beautiful!!
xoxo – Rachael
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