First Mother’s Day

by brandiann
brookgreen gardens mom and baby

This year I had the privilege of celebrating my First Mothers Day! It was such a fantastic day – my husband did awesome! I’m beyond blessed. The only thing I asked for was SLEEP – because let’s be honest Moms – What gift beats that?! Not only did he give me that, but a day I will cherish forever!

I’ve been exclusively breastfeeding at the breast since my daughter was born – that equates to every meal for 5 months solely provided by myself. Its hard work, to say the least, and it started off a bit rocky (the first two weeks were so difficult), but the bond my daughter and I have is truly remarkable. We’re are so in tune with one another, and that, my friends, is irreplaceable!

mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path. A good mother loves fiercely but ultimately brings up her children to thrive without her.

So my day started with glorious sleep, 3 additional hours!! Upon waking my husband had begun to make breakfast – fresh fruit and pancakes!! He also had my gifts all laid out on the kitchen table. Man he did good! One thing I absolutely love about him is he truly listens and remembers, a task I myself find hard to accomplish, but somehow he kills it! I had mentioned a few weeks earlier my desire to have an Organic skincare gift set like called Wash With Water, sure enough he got it! The set came with a body soap and lotion for my daughter, as well as two patterned disposable diapers and a cute bag! He also threw in some decor for the home: Mermaid, seahorse and coral figurines. The final touch was flowers from him and flowers from my daughter!

A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.

After breakfast he played with our baby girl, while I took my time getting ready for the day. I got to curl my hair!! That never happens! We headed to Panera Bread for lunch and then a short thirty minute drive away to Brookgreen Gardens. If you’ve never had the opportunity to visit Brookgreen, do yourself a favor and make it happen.  Founded in 1931 by husband and wife, Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington, these gardens feature hundreds of statues and flowers spanning 1,600 acres. The majestic oaks draped in Spanish moss greet you at every turn – they are a sight and simply amazing!

My favorite part of the day was the Butterfly House! The butterfly house contains a pupae emergence room where you can observe the transformation from chrysalis to adult butterflies, with dozens of species of butterflies that are native to the Southeast.

A day for the books, it was both magical and joyful. I am blessed to be my husbands wife and mother to my daughter.

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What did you do for Mothers Day?


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