The day I became a mother

Seven years ago today, I became a mother. Motherhood was something I always knew I wanted. I never questioned it. In fact, my best friend and I had our children’s names picked out long before we were driving.

Abigael made motherhood seem so easy and simple. She was a calm, easy-going baby and a bright well-behaved toddler. She gave me a false sense of security and lead me to believe that I was good at this mothering thing.

My daughter has taught me so much about myself. I have learned selflessness, whimsy and spontaneity. She has those qualities down much better than I do, but when I am around her, she draws those things out.

I adore her and I am so proud of her. She is smart, artistic, witty, kind, loving and beautiful inside and out.

She is my daughter. And she is my heart.


  1. Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter! And Happy First-Day-of-Motherhood to you!
    I LOVED seeing all the pictures. You are beautiful, and so is your girl.

  2. Hey! You are really inspiring to me ;) Great pictures ;)

  3. she is soooo beautiful. and so is her mama! happy birthday abigael!

  4. Happy birthday to Abigael! What a lovely post about her. And that black and white baby picture of her is gorgeous!

  5. You are the most gorgeous mama! And what a lovely little girl you have – happy birthday to her.

  6. Love this! And you are gorgeous!

  7. happy birthday abigail! it is hard to let you sweet little girls grow up!

  8. Happy Birthday to both of you!

    Ah, you have had a difficult week and I didn’t know….huge HUGS and prayers for health and strength {{}}C

  9. Love these pictures! Happy Birthday to your sweet girl. Seven is so big!

  10. Hopped over from MITR. I loved your story. Thanks for sharing!


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