It didn't happen immediately like everyone says. It took a good three days. Three days after Margo arrived on earth before it really dawned on me that I had a baby, that I was a mother, and that a space in my heart had been filled forever.
Last year on Mother's Day, I was still aching to be a mom. This year, there was a beautiful tiny baby of my own in my arms. It's no wonder I spent the entire day so emotional. What a blessing, what a miracle, what a joy. I am completely humbled and amazed beyond measure every single day. Even on the hardest days, even after sleepless nights, there is nothing in the world so wonderful as seeing my daughter look at me with a big smile and knowing that she's my little girl.
It took three days to fall in love with my baby. It will take forever to wrap my mind around this kind of love.
Happy belated Mother's Day to all you wonderful moms (including those of you who are still hoping and waiting for your own babies to come).