Tuesday, May 14, 2013

let's hear it for my mama

my mom left town yesterday and there were tears, big tears that went with her.

i cannot imagine these last three weeks without her around.  she walked through our doors two days before i went into labor and immediately went to work doing everything that she could to make life easier on jesse and i.  she cleaned out cupboards, shopped for groceries, picked up the mail, raked the yard, took out the trash, planted flowers, helped me make my mind up about the nursery decor and oh, pretty much prepared us a feast every. single. night!  seriously, i don't know if jesse has eaten that well over the course of our entire relationship. 

when i went into labor she patiently listened to me moan and groan for two days and was an incredible support to jesse while he stayed by my side.  she was there in the hospital with a gentle massage and encouraging words when things started to get tough and waited up until the wee hours of the morning to hear that sweet, sweet newborn cry before heading back to the house in a snowstorm to get some rest.  she awoke to hazel's cries in the middle of the night but instead of offering advice (which would probably not have been received well at 2am) instead stayed quiet and allowed us to learn on our own.

i don't know how she does it.  she is the hardest working, most selfless person out there.  never once did she complain as i fully took advantage of every possible way that she could lend a hand.  i have so much to learn about motherhood but i am so thankful that i have the best example to learn it from.  i hope that some day down the line hazel can say this about me.  that i was the kind of mother that she could count on in any situation to be her strength and support.

i love my mama so dearly and am so thankful to have been able to share this special time with her.  we can't wait until the next time we can see her!  until then, thank goodness for facetime!

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