The emotions that I felt on the day you were born are incomparable to anything I've ever experienced. I fell in love with you instantly, and in that moment I knew that no other accomplishments I've ever made could compare to the moment I became your mother.
Being a mother can be hard sometimes. From the middle of the night wakings to the tantrums you've thrown over the smallest of things, I have become overwhelmed more times that I could ever possibly count.
But I honestly cannot even imagine a world anymore without you in it. In a society filled with selfishness and greed, you push me to show you that beautiful things still exist. You push me to remember not to take a single second for granted, and to be more selfless, more loving, more kind.
There was once a time where I could do whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. I could up and go and not have to think twice about anything else. But now, I have to think once for myself and once for you.
Because of that, you push me to make better life decisions. You push me to rid myself of people who are toxic to me. You push me to strive only for greatness and to let go of the things that are weighing me down.
I want to give you the life that you deserve and sometimes, I fall short. But that only motivates me to wake up the next day and try harder, be stronger, be better.
I used to wonder where this life would take me, but you have shown me that where I go in this life is up to me. Now I have someone looking up to me for direction, guidance and support. I now know that I have to fight like hell to make sure that you are being given all of that and more.
Since you came into this world, you have given me late nights and early mornings. You have given me frustration and worry. You have given me thousands of messes and exhaustion beyond belief.
But you have also given me strength and character. You have given me happiness and true love. My darling, you have given me the most precious gift anyone could ever have, the honor of being your mother.
I couldn't even picture my life without you, and honestly, I don't ever want to.
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