Last year, a little part of me hoped that it would be the last time I wasn't actually a mother on Mother's Day. But here we are. Still hoping. And yet, I'm so full of love for all the mothers in my life that there's not really room for sadness.
To my dear amazing mom, I love you so much. You've been a source of kindness, generosity, and support — all my life. I'm proud that I'm like you in many ways, though I doubt I'll ever be as sweet or selfless. Oh and I'm pretty sure you were right about everything.
To my mother-in-law: you are full of grace, beauty and wisdom. I feel so lucky that I get to be your friend and learn from you — and lucky that I got to marry your son.
To my sisters, sisters-in-law and my friends near and far: thank you for being shining examples to me. And thank you for letting me love your babies as if they were my own.
Happy Mother's Day, all!
photos above of my mom when she was pregnant with my older sister; the pretty m-day card is from Rifle Paper Co.