My Mother’s Day

As I lay here looking at you while you sleep on my heart , I’m in awe of you! You have been my biggest challenge and my biggest accomplishment in the same breath. Your intermittent smiles and morning cuddles make everything in life so much more worth it. It makes whatever chaos outside of us in this very moment seem so small. You make me smile without even trying. You are literally my heart outside of my body – I never understood that until you came into my life. A complete familiar stranger to me…

I know nothing about you and EVERYTHING about you at the same time. You are ME! Carrying you inside my tummy was some of the best days I had. I promised myself to live in that moment and I did. Every kick. Every picture. Every moment meant so much to me. Every prayer. Every stretch mark. Every pain. Every scar is a reminder of the battle I fought and WON to get you here closer to me. And now meeting you outside my womb while my body heals is beyond amazing. I would do it all over again if it meant laying here in this very moment with you in my arms. it makes it all worth it!

Thank you my Reign for making me a mother … more importantly, YOUR MOMMY! This title is the greatest title I’ve ever had. Even with the credentials behind my name and Mrs in front of it, Mommy is the best one! You are changing me … I feel it. And even though I know I’m going to miss my old self, I’m ready to embrace this new me that you have helped to emerge. I think of you all the time. I want to give you the love you deserve, the protection you need. I want to be perfect for you although I know that is impossible. I just want to give you the world in hopes you’ll settle for my whole heart instead.

Thank you Reign ! I love you over the greatest REIGN-BOW and back. Happy Mother’s Day to us baby girl

Thank you Mom!

For a week straight I thought heavily of my mother. I realized just how minimum I see and spend time with her despite staying in the same city. I thought of all the sacrifices she had made for my sister and I and how hard she works each day to be a strong woman in faith and in her family. Although we don’t see eye to eye each and every day, my mother has always been a big supporter of my dreams. Even when my dreams made her worry, she allowed me to make my own path, trusted in my decision, prayed for my journey and allowed me to live my life. Aside from the small worries of motherhood, she has always allowed me to “fly”. Thankfully, I have never let her down.

Last week it came to me to show her a random act of appreciation. I went to her home while she was at work, wrote a note expressing my gratitude and just how proud I am of her. My mother loves to eat out so I left her $20 so she could get lunch before work. I left it on her bed and went to work. About four hours later, I received a text stating she loved it and it made her cry. My heart jumped! Not due to fear but because I was so happy to have made her night.

It’s so essential to tell the people we love and cherish just how much they mean to us, especially our parents! Too many times we wait to sing praises at a gravesite when we had all the time to tell that person how we feel. Do not forget how lucky you are to have parents! Unfortunately there are those that can not say the same!!

I challenge you this week to express your gratitude and love to your parents. If you do not have this, express your love and gratitude to someone that you look up to! They won’t forget it and will feel so appreciated! Flowers, cards, simple notes, favorite book, simple gifts are all welcomed!

Now go get KARMAlized! Tag your idea on my twitter or Instagram by using #kindlykarmalized. Enjoy!