Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Happy (belated) Mother's Day!

Gianna and mama

Luca and mama

I know this is late, and I know I haven't posted in what seems like years, but I wanted to say Happy Mother's Day to anyone who still reads this! I can't believe that two years ago on Mother's Day we told our family members and parents that we were pregnant with Luca, and now here I am with two children. Two healthy, perfect, beautiful children. I am so blessed.

I have to say that I really didn't know how motherhood would affect me. I knew having children would hit me emotionally in my core and ignite a love I've never known, but I guess I just never thought I would be a woman who actually enjoys the identity change from "educated, motivated woman" to "educated, motivated mom" or just "mom". As I've returned to work this past week I'm both enjoying my time at work and missing my kids terribly. I've worked really hard to get where I am in my career, and I always thought I would really take pride in that. I now take pride in the fact that my kids are healthy, growing, intellectually stimulated (well Gianna is still a bit young, but you know what I mean), and will hopefully be well-rounded and kind children. To put it simply, it's no longer about me. At all. And I don't mind. It also makes me appreciate how much my birth mother must have loved me to give me a better life with my family by putting me up for adoption. That's the most selfless act a mother could ever give her child and I am (again) so blessed.

So I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day- mine was about as non-glamorous as they come- I stocked up on diapers because of a super sale. Woohoo!