I Get it Now

May 10, 2013

It's pretty easy to get me to cry these days, thinking about motherhood and how it's changed me. I get it now....what it means to be a momma.
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The unbelievable joy. The sacrifice. The late nights. The worry. The unconditional love.

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And I'm starting to understand the depth of the love my mom has for me. After all, her heart is forever walking around inside my body...just as mine is currently crawling around in footie pajamas.

All of my accomplishments pale in comparison to mothering that boy. And I know my mom feels the same way about me.

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With the joy, there is fear. The fear that one day you won't be the center of that precious baby's universe. That one day, they won't need you anymore.

I find comfort in the fact that I still need my mom. I needed her when I moved to Michigan not knowing a single person and felt alone and homesick. I needed her the night my husband asked me to marry him, and as soon as I said yes, I wanted nothing more than to squeal about it with my mom. Luckily she flew in from California and was back at my apartment with champagne waiting to celebrate with us. 

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And I needed her my second day as a mom when I was exhausted and overwhelmed and just wanted her to sit with me. And she did. No one will love you like your mother does.

There are three great loves of my life. My husband. My baby boy. My mom. 

Thank you mom. Thank you for teaching me to love unconditionally. I hope that you know how much I love you.

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24 Responses to “I Get it Now”

  1. I can't see through the tears to type. You are a wonderful daughter and a wonderful mother.
    Love you

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  2. So so sweet. It is so obvious how close you and your mom are and I agree having a baby of your own makes you appreciate, respect & love your mom more than you ever thought possible!

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  3. I teared up at this - being a mom makes you a mush. So sweet!

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  4. This is probably my very favorite post of yours.

    Happy Mothers Day, you great mama, you.

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  5. When I read the title of this post, I knew I was going to cry. And I did. I love this.

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  6. This is beautiful! While my baby isn't here, yet, as Mother's Day approaches, my heart fills up just thinking of the sacrifice and dedication our mothers give for us and how we in turn do the same for our little ones. Your words are so precious.

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  7. So sweet. I love seeing how much you love your Momma!

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  8. That is a beautiful post!

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  9. This is so beautifully written my friend. I couldnt agree more xoxo Happy Mothers Day!

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  10. Love this! I feel the exact same way! Thanks for following along in the All About Mommy series! Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

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  11. Such a sweet post!! :) Happy Mother's day!! :)

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  12. So very sweet... and how true it is --- there is no love like that of a momma!!

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  13. Tears! Thank you for sharing this, Julie! I couldn't agree more!

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  14. Thanks for making me tear up at work Julie! I love this post and can't wait to experience that feeling in just a few weeks. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!!!

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  15. This successfully made me cry! So beautifully written and so true for me, as well! Happy Mother's Day to you!

    Maegan

    lovethemama.blogspot.com

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  16. So, so sweet. I feel the exact same way about my Mom!! Aren't we blessed to have such great Momma's and also to BE Momma's! Great, pics! They definitely illustrate LOVE in a big way!

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  17. best post ever. happy mommy day to you! :)

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  18. I don't know what it's like to be a mom (well, to a human baby anyway - I've got three fur babies!), but I hope it's like this. This was beautiful and had me tearing up. So sweet. Happy early Mother's Day to you!

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  19. What a beautifully simple post. And, Hudson totally looks like grandma!

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  20. This made me cry...it seems like you and your mom have the same kind of special relationship that my mom and I have. There's just no one like your mom :)

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  21. Well said Jules!

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  22. This is SUCH a beautiful post. I actually felt really reassured with the reminder that our children still need us even as adults, because the idea of my kids being grown and gone scares me, just like it does you. Thanks!

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