This Mother’s Day I am so grateful for all the women in my life. My own amazing mother (who was the focus of this post last year), my wonderful mother-in-law who welcomed me lovingly into the Schroeder family (even before her son officially asked me to be a part of it), all of my sisters, extended family, and friends. I am surrounded by strong, caring, beautiful women and each one has inspired me in different ways to become a better mom.
But I wouldn’t be a mom if it weren’t for my incredible husband, who gave me the two best gifts I’ll ever receive.
I know that every mom struggles with feelings of anxiousness and inadequacy – the stresses of trying to raise your children all while desperately hoping they won’t need 20 years of therapy just to work on their “mommy issues.” I have moments when I’m not proud of my parenting – patience is a virtue I’m still looking for – but luckily, I only have to see my baby toddling towards her big sister, who is waiting for her with outstretched arms, to have that pride come back in full force, bursting from my heart.
I love you, my Birdie Girl and my Princess Ladybug – I can’t think of a better or more important job than being your mom.