A Letter To My Pre-Mommy Self...

Coffee is now part of your daily routine.
I know. I know! It's true, though.
In fact, you and coffee typically meet twice a day.

Prepare yourself, that's not the only change ahead.
You think pregnancy was a wild ride?
Well, hang on. Things are just getting started.

In the coming months your laundry piles up. The floors will typically be sticky and/or wet. Your patience will be tested, clothes mucky and laughter genuine. Peaceful meals will be sparse. Hours of the day become precious. And your heart will grow in a miraculous manner.

You'll question 98 percent of the decisions you make. That is, until the moment each day when his hand holds yours. That's where you'll find peace.

Cherish those moments. You deserve them. 

Disclaimer: these heart-bursting moments are often planted smack in the middle of a Tonka Truck to the head and a Lego to the foot.

Big picture? You become a different person. Embrace it.
Fill these days with contentment and faith. In this life, you'll see so many blessings.


18-Month Mommy