Thursday, May 10, 2012

Being a Mama...

It hit me last night that I was a Mama.... in a different way. Of course I KNOW that I'm a mom but it happened when Josh offered to take Jude "out to coffee" as he met one of his best friends. I had two hours to myself. It was odd. When I've been away from him it's been when I had been photographing weddings and then I was with people... and Josh. Being alone was so WEIRD. ;)

While I was alone I edited some photos and watched American Idol. TV is rare in our home these days and a commercial came on for the Olympics....

 I cried my eyes out. It was about Mom's.
I found it on youtube - it's only 2 min long....


The hardest job in the world,
is the best job in the world.

That line got me... wow! Now being a Mama, I know to some degree the depth of the love my mom has for me. The sacrifices she has made and the joys she has experienced. It is unreal!

As mother's day is approaching... I just remember sitting last mother's day LONGING to be a mom. I have always had that desire! I prayed for God's timing and he answered. This mother's day I get to celebrate and marvel at the reality that God has given me a SON and I am HIS Mama. What a gift!!!!! Blessings to all you Mama's out there AND all you future Mama's!! :)

The hardest job IS the best job. And it's rewarded by smiles like these....

7 comments:

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

Yes it is... Happy Mamma's day to you!

Mateya said...

How sweet! I just can't wait to be a mama! :)

Karen Schmid said...

Ria,
I thought that very same thing. I remember thinking when I was a brand new mom that if my mom loved me even half as much as I loved my brand new little baby, that I was so loved. It was mind blowing. A mother's love is a love that you truly can't comprehend until you are a mom yourself. It truly is the single most important job ever, and the pay is priceless!
~Karen Schmid

Anonymous said...

Being a mom for 7 and a half years shows me how quick years go by. But! At 7 i can still hold my daughter and carry her sweet sleeping limp self to her bed when she falls asleep in my arms. The other night... i had just gotten done working out... and they say the skin to skin touch from mama to baby is essential... at 7 years old my daughter laid her head on my tummy and fell asleep there... so adorable. There is a bond between mama and child that only god could create. Love your children... they will always be a part of you in every form.

The Best of Both Worlds said...

So sweet! & I love the saying about the hardest job is the best job! SO TRUE

Joni Lenzen said...

Ria...How beautiful and touching! Thank you for your kindness and love toward me...Yes...it is very special being a mom...and you already are a Fabulous one!!

Charris said...

Happy Mother's Day Ria!! Hope motherhood is better than you imagined