Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Ultimate Mother's Day Gift

Yes, this post is a little late. It's because I'm a mom and mommies are busy people:)

This was my first M Day as a mommy, and it was so special. I actually had to work in the morning, but I got to spend my afternoon napping and hanging out with my sweet little boy. Even though Hayes and Ryan got me some pretty sweet gifts, I wanted to tell everyone about the best Mother's Day gift ever...the gift of being a mommy.

Ryan and I have learned first hand how precious the gift of life is. It is a miracle that a couple can get pregnant, stay pregnant, and give birth to a healthy child. So many people take this miracle for granted. The number of couples that experience fertility problems and miscarriage is unbelieveable. Becoming a parent can be the most frustrating, challenging, and often heartbreaking thing a couple can go through. Being a parent has been the most amazing...and exhausting experience I have ever had. Our personal journey to becoming parents made the experience so much more special for us. The day I gave birth to Hayes was so surreal and amazing. It was certainly a day we will never forget.

This Mother's Day was a day I will always cherish. I love how Hayes lights up when I talk to him. I love listening to his sweet voice when he coos at me. I love looking into his big, blue eyes. I love that when he smiles, his whole face smiles. I love when 5 little fingers wrap around one of mine when he falls asleep in my arms. God gave me the most amazing Mother's Day gift on February 17th and I thank him everyday for my sweet Hayes.  


  1. So sweet, Katie! He is so dang precious! So glad you had a great Mother's Day!

  2. Such a beautiful post!! Congratulations on joining the mommy club. We are all so blessed to have healthy, beautiful babies! I hope you had a wonderful first mothers day!!