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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mothering: A New Understanding.

While technically I do not have a child in my arms there is one in my belly growing ever bigger by the day.  My home is still empty, but my heart is full of hopes and excitement.  This is my first Mothers Day.  Well, technically.

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. 

My mom and I a couple summers ago visiting VT, well before I was pregnant.

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.  


Rosanne said...

Happy Mother's Day Jen! Being a mom sure does change the way you think and look at the world. I think that's a good thing.
I gave that same gift to my daughter when she was pregnant with her son. :) said...

What a sweet gift from your mother-in-law. And we totally change the way we see our own mother once we become a mom!

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