Happy Mother's Day

Today is my first Mother's day. There are those who started greeting me last year when I was about three months pregnant. But it didn't feel right. Not yet.

I have been a mother for six months. Now yes you can all greet me now. I've also seen how important Mother's Day. Unlike Valentine's Day which is more of a Hallmark driven holiday, Mother's Day and Father's Day should be celebrated.

Now that I'm a mother I appreciate mothers even more, especially my own mother. I understand her more now. Geez, raising a child is no easy task. I really believe that this is all possible through God's grace.

My life took a 180 degree turn as soon as Javi was born. I suddenly do not have time for myself. Motherhood teaches you to be selfless.

If I didn't have Javi today, I'd probably have found a job. I would be more fit than ever as I have all the time in the world to spend in the gym. I'd have read all the books I want to read. Jed and I would be now VIP in the movie houses and have seen all the movies we want. We would have traveled, too, to far-flung areas. I would probably have ventured into baking, too. Or maybe I would've been a professional blogger by now.

While I didn't have all those things or time to do all those things, I have this little boy who keeps me so busy I realized 24 hours in a day is not enough. I began putting his needs before mine. I cannot bear to see another person taking care of him that I decided I will be the one to raise him. Motherhood is a sacrifice. I used to be in full control of my life and my day, now it's up to Javi. I plan my day around him. Every single day is different.

Life is simpler now. I am happy when he smiles at me. When he put those little arms around me. Or when those tiny soft hands touch my face. Kisses for him means opening his mouth a little and gently putting them on my cheeks with saliva and all. And I wouldn't trade all that for anything in this world.

I love watching him grow every day. I just hope he won't grow up too fast.

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