"Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws."
~ Barbara Kingsolver
To my Dearest Lily,
I know it may seem odd that on Mother's Day I'm writing to you, and not you writing to me, however you are only 5 and I have much more to say. So it only makes sense that I write.
6 years ago I wanted nothing more than to FINALLY meet you and yet you still made me wait almost another month to do so. Funny, we still work on what we like to call "Lily Time". Pretty sure I should've seen that coming from a mile away. I've always done shit on my own time so it's only fitting that my daughter follows suit.
I could never have imagined all that I was about to embark on. Being a mom is the most challenging, exhausting, emotional, and amazing experience of my life. I never thought I'd ever be so lucky in all my life to get the chance to teach such a brilliant young mind to grow into this beautiful tiny person.
It's not been an easy journey but it's been worth every second of frustration, anguish, sleeplessness, and momentary lapses in my sanity. All of that is made up for in surprise hugs, happy moments, watching you learn, seeing you light up when you figure things out for yourself, hearing the random hilarity that you come up with, and just guiding you to find your own person.
So on this Mother's Day I thank you for teaching me patience, how to live without sleep, for helping me relearn understanding, open mindedness, but most of all unconditional love. Thank you for being the punk rock princess to my Gothic Queen, the Wednesday to my Morticia, and the only Lily in my tiny garden. Love you forever and always. 🖤💜🌺👩👧
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