This Sunday, May 11, along with millions of other women, I will celebrate my first Mother’s Day. Considering all that is wonderful, amazing, sacred, and beautiful about being a mom, my wish this Mother’s Day is simple:
ONE MORE DAY.
I simply wish to be Kamden’s mommy one more day. That’s it. I don’t want fancy jewelry. I don’t want flowers. I don’t want an elaborate dinner. I don’t want time alone in quiet solitude. I don’t want a mani/pedi or massage. I don’t want new shoes or clothes. I simply want more time with my son and husband. I want to spend another day being Kamden’s mommy — his caretaker, his provider, his protector, his source of sustenance, his place of comfort and rest.
I want one more day to see his smile first thing in the morning. I want one more day to hear him giggle, watch him kick his leg to make himself rock in the chair, and one more day to get excited when Daddy gets home from work.
I want one more day to squeeze his chubby cheeks. I want another day to hold him close, listen to him breathe, watch his chest rise and fall, and feel his weight on my chest as he peacefully sleeps. I want one more day to play on the activity mat, wipe his never-ending drool, and hear him squeal in delight. I want one more day to read nursery rhymes and Bible stories. I want one more day to tell him about family and friends he’s not yet met. I want one more day to tell him I love him.
I want one more day to count his ten fingers and ten toes. I want one more day to watch him get excited when he sees a full bottle and he’s ready to eat. I want one more day to give him a bath and splash in the water. I want one more day to massage his body with lotion before bedtime. I want one more day to dress him. I want one more day to hold his little big hands.
My Mother’s Day wish is to have one more day with Kamden and be the best mommy possible. I want one more day because life is precious and time is passing quickly. I want another day with my son just to thank God for the gift of motherhood and childhood innocence. I want one more day.
This post was inspired by the tragic and heartbreaking loss of RYAN, the three year old son of a blogger, who was struck and killed by a vehicle last week. A fun game with family turned terribly wrong when he ran into the street to retrieve a Frisbee. Please join me in prayer for this child’s family. Let us not forget, also, the person driving the vehicle. I cannot imagine losing my child to such an accident and I certainly can’t imagine the amount of guilt felt by the driver. May the Lord bring all of their hearts peace and comfort during this terrible tragedy and loss of a precious red-headed boy.
Image from Baby Boy Bakery // #RedBalloonsForRyan
PHOTO CREDIT // For my first Mother’s Day, Husband gifted me with a “Mommy and Me” photo shoot with the wonderful, beautiful, talented, and lovely Becky from The Java Mama Blog + Photography. I am in love with these photos and can’t wait to see the rest of the collection. I’m definitely going to make this an annual tradition for Kamden and I on Mother’s Day!