I turn 35 today. It’s a milestone birthday, and I have mixed feelings about it. For the first time in my life, I feel like I’m getting older. I was sharing my angst about this birthday with a friend earlier this week, and she reminded me of all the reasons that I have to celebrate where I am in life right now, instead of fretting that I’m one step closer to 40. Without a doubt, the thing that I have to be most thankful for is Mason. Motherhood is the greatest thing I’ve ever done, and I feel so fortunate to be a mom–and more specifically, Mason’s mommy–for so many reasons.
Little boy hugs and kisses
Hearing “mama” (never gets old!)
Gummy (and then toothy) grins
Cuddle time on the couch
Coffee and playtime at 6 a.m.
Swinging in the park
Art time with puppy-shaped markers
Play dates with other cool moms
Shopping for little boy threads
Family date nights
Bathtime with squeaky toys
Tiny toes and fingers
Wispy blonde curls
Bad behavior (that’s just so cute)
Care to share why you’re grateful you’re a mommy?