my first mother’s day

CATEGORIES: Personal, Portraits

Dan and I have always vowed to not place too much emphasis on days we consider “Hallmark” holidays … for instance Valentine’s day.  If you love someone, shouldn’t you love them everyday of the year, not just on the 14th of February?  

Mother’s day would fall into this category to a degree.  There are so many “kinds” of moms!  Regular moms, mother-in-laws, grandmas, step-moms, fairy God-mothers, adoptive moms and the most overlooked {and most loving and selfless of all} BIRTH moms.  

As a new mom, I’m content, I don’t need to be celebrated for being a mommy, good manners and thank you’s along the way will be sufficient for me!  To be completely open, I never knew if I would ever be a mom.  After many years of no answer why we supposedly were not able to have children, the greatest gift of our lives, fell into our laps.  “The Lord works in mysterious ways,” and I can’t tell you how much this passage has spoken to me over the past year.

So this Mother’s Day I’d like to celebrate a different kind of mom, birth moms.  The depth of love a birth mom has for her child is something that I don’t think a lot of people ever consider.  She has SO much love for her child that she CHOOSES to place him or her with a family instead of taking on a little person she isn’t capable of at that particular time in her life.  This is a fact I will be grateful for the rest of my life.  Truly a choice of the deepest of love I could ever fathom, aside from the love of Jesus Christ.  So loving, completely selfless, the best gift ever.

Our birth mom is exceptional and we feel deeply blessed by how our whole situation has worked out.  Baby Piper will be lucky to have a lot of questions answered when she grows up, a lot of gaps filled in about her adoption story, and I’m sooo happy and thankful for this.

Thank you to our special birth mom for making me a mommy, and us a family, we L O V E you!

photos via my friend and over the top talented Jose Villa Photography

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