Letters to Landon: Mother’s Day

My little Landon,

We are getting ready to celebrate Mother’s Day! I would say it’s my first Mother’s Day, but I believe life begins at conception, and so we celebrated my first Mother’s Day last year, when you were still inside my belly. Last year, your Daddy gave me a beautiful Bible and I had your footprints stamped over the passage in 1 Samuel that says, “For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him” right after you were born.

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It’s funny to me that last year, as I celebrated Mother’s Day, I thought I knew what it was going to be like to be your Mom. I knew I would love you, I already did. I knew I would pray for you, I had been praying for you long before I even found out that we were expecting or I knew you were a boy. I knew I would do everything in my power to protect you and nurture you, but I didn’t realize I’m not capable of that at all without Jesus.

No one could have ever prepared me for what it’s like to be your Momma and there are so many things that I realize about my own Momma and the way she loves me now that I have you. It’s the honor of a lifetime to have carried you, to watch you grow, and you shepherd your little heart. You have a smile that lights up a room, a sweet, gentle spirit, and you are developing a sense of humor and mischief that just blesses my Mama heart!

There aren’t enough words to say how thankful I am that God chose me to be your Mom.

I’ll love you forever, and always more than the day before.

Love,

Momma

 

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