My first Mother's Day gift... from my Mother in Law
Technically, I've already begun mothering my little peanut (I guess peanut might be sticking after all!). I've begun planning, talking to her, and smiling over her feats - even if they are just the intermittent little kicks I feel that signal her strength and growth. A different feeling is beginning to wash over me, a mothering feeling. Its a verb I've never truly enacted before and I never gave much thought to besides the obvious connotations to my own mother.
And with all these thoughts of mothering, becoming a mom, and now Mother's Day, I've become so much closer to my own mother. She's become my giver-of-advice, who I share my exciting news with first, and who I vent my frustrations of life and pregnancy alike with more often than ever. There's something about motherhood that just brings women closer. Its a different bond that I've never understood until now.
I'm proud to be a mom, a daughter, and grand daughter and look forward to the day where my own daughter can share these same feelings.