Being grateful to be a Mother (Ottawa Photographers)
It’s a few weeks after Thanksgiving and I would like to write about what I am grateful for. Of course, I am so grateful to have a loving husband and a good family, but this year is different for me than any other year of my life. This year was the first Thanksgiving that I could celebrate with my very own child. I am so grateful for such an opportunity and blessing.
I do not doubt that every mother is grateful for her child. However, I think that because I had to wait longer than most women to have a child that I am much more grateful to have her in my life. Every day I thank the Lord for the privilege to not only be a mother, but to be a mother to my dear little girl. She brings me so much joy it is sometimes overwhelming. I get teary eyed a lot when I just look at her or even think about her. I wanted to be a mother for so many years, but it just wasn’t in the cards for me, until now.
Yes, I would have had more energy if I had her when I was younger, but I think that things happen in life at the right time. I totally believe that everything happens for a reason–even the bad or not so pleasant things. Perhaps I just wasn’t ready to be a mother yet.
All I know is that I am so grateful for all of the things in my life that I was able to do while single, such as graduating college twice, getting a university degree, paying off my student loans, doing a lot of things on my bucket list, travelling all over the world and living and working in two foreign countries. These things were important to me, so I am grateful that I was able to take advantage of being single and do them.
I must admit that being a mother is a lot harder than I thought it would be. It consumes my time 24/7. As I have written in another post, I have lost a lot of sleep trying to balance work with taking care of my little girl. There just aren’t enough hours in the day! But I do what I can, when I can. And I keep telling myself that it WILL get better as she gets older. I also tell myself to try to live in the moment and savour these wonderful times with my precious baby while she is still a little baby. Oh how I love to look at her sunshine face! It just makes me SO happy–happier than I could have hoped or imagined. And with that, I leave you with a recent photo of my beautiful little girl.