But sometimes being a mom is the most incredible gift imaginable. Sometimes you get up early and pack a sack lunch and take your girl to the zoo and have the very best day. You listen as your girl says "thank you mommy" for taking her to the zoo. You watch her use her best manners and laugh so hard she can barely catch her breath. You sit beside her at an animal show and she gives you hugs and kisses because she's having such a fun time. You try so hard not to cry because you're just so overwhelmed by the beauty of it all. Today was one of those days. Days like today make the hard days completely fade away. Days like today make it all worth it.
I know when I write this little blog that these words could stay in cyberspace forever. I kinda hope they do.
Crosbi, should you ever read this, I'm being honest when I say the days are sometimes hard. You'll probably feel the same about me in a few years. But even the hardest days are beautiful. They shape me and challenge me and I think it's the coolest thing ever that such a tiny little person could impact my life the way you do. It makes me so excited to see how you will continue to impact the world around you.
Today was a gift. You, my girl, are a gift. I'm so thankful.