Mother's Day 2015 - For the Joy of Life.

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Mother's Day 2015


My very first Mother's Day was definitely a great one :)

I posted this quote on my Instagram by Elder M. Russell Ballard and it definitely hit home for me.
"There is no perfect way to be a good mother. Each situation is unique, each mother has different challenges, different skills and abilities, and certainly different children... What matters is that a mother loves her children deeply."
Ain't that the truth!

Since becoming a mommy I suddenly look at other mothers completely different.
I have ten times more respect for every mom out there.
It's hard.
So fun, but hard.

You learn to put someone else's needs before yours VERY quickly.
 And that I believe, is why you love your children unconditionally. 
Oaklyn can be screaming because she is so tired but fighting sleep with all her might causing me to easily get frustrated, yet right as she becomes a limp noodle sleeping soundly in my arms I can't seem to put her down because I love her more than I knew possible.

It's hard to wake up when you don't want to.
It's hard to rock a baby until your arms feel like they might fall off.
It's hard to deal with a crying baby when all you want to do is sit down and relax. For even 5 minutes.
It's hard to see your to do list not get done today, tomorrow, and even the next day...
But, it's very easy to forget all the hard things and love your little one with all that you have.
Because motherhood is an emotional roller coaster, filled with a million moments every day where you think your heart just might burst from loving your child so much. 
I have never felt so important, needed, lonely, loved, exhausted, and truly happy.

I wouldn't trade being my little Oaklyn Baby's mommy for anything.
She is perfect.
She's beautiful, stubborn, observant, alert, smiley, entertaining, and so so easy to love.
I'm so grateful she chose me to be her mother :)

All my love, 
Aleigh Joy

ps we took some family pictures for our mamas for their Mother's Day present.
I kinda love them, so here they are!














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