Wednesday, October 13, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge- Day 3

*Today's blog challenge over at Katie's Journey is 'Your First Love.' I'm guessing that quite a few people might talk about a first boyfriend, not here! A first pet, nope! My parents taught me how to love unconditionally and they sure did contribute, but that's not it either.

My first love is this sassy little girl pictured below... Sure I could put a sweet, posed picture, but this is her and all her glory, showing one of her MANY silly faces! I'm sure ya'll are thinking 'What about Gerrad?' Yes of course I love him with all my heart, but I truly believe I loved Macie before I even knew how to love Gerrad.

This child has taught me more than I would have ever imagined since finding out I was pregnant with her. She has taught me the TRUE meaning of unconditional love. She made me feel the kind of love, where you feel like your heart is outside your chest, beating for everyone to see. From the moment I laid eyes on her, I knew I was forever changed.

There are SO many times I feel like I don't deserve to be her mom. We are at a trying time in this stage of childhood that she is entering, and sometimes I feel like I'm so hard on her, and need to just slow down and appreciate the child that I have helped her to become so far. She is obedient, loving, sensitive (just like ME), out going, doesn't know a stranger, sees the good in everyone, naive to think the world is full of good (it makes me sad to know that when she hits the teen years, she'll find out differently), cries when I cry, loves dance and volleyball, enjoys picking fights with her little sister, is SUCH a little mother hen, sweet, beautiful, special 8 year old girl!

THANK YOU Macie, for teaching me what love is all about. For letting me make mistakes and loving me anyway, and for just being YOU! I'm the lucky one!


Kelly said...

Awwww. SUCH a sweet post :-D Macie sounds like such a special young lady. And apparently you two have done an amazing job raising both of your little girls :-D

Lindsey said...

this post is amazing molly! she is so lucky to have you as her mom! and i'm sure as much as she has helped you learn how to love - she has learned from you as well!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

This brought tears to my eyes. I know how much you love BOTH your children, but they always say the first has this special place in your heart and eyes. With a Mom like you, I KNOW she will grow up to be a wonderful woman. She should be very proud of you, as you are of her :)


Smiling is Good for your Teeth said...

I am your newest follower! I love that you used a different spin on your first love! This makes me smile!!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ jess said...

This was amazing!
I enjoyed this very much!

Following you from the blog challenge!!!

Mrs. Bill said...

What a sweet post! I'm sure she will read this one day and know what an awesome mother she has!

Katie K. said...

love this!