|Taken on 2/27/2015|
I have loved and appreciated you forever, but it is only now that I'm a mom that I "get it." I understand exactly what it is that you have done for me over the years. It wasn't just that you kept the house clean, drove me to dance lessons, and cooked meals. You made our house a home. You were actively involved in my life. You were the perfect balance of disciplinarian and "cool mom." I now know how hard those things must have been while juggling work, marriage, family and friends, and somehow, you did it with three kids. I know there must have been times that you felt stretched thin, exhausted, and probably underappreciated -- but I fully get it now, and I sooooooo appreciate everything you've ever sacrificed to be the mother that you were and are. I hope I can be a great mother like you. Thank you. I love you.
Your Baby Girl, Linz
Dear Presley Noel,
I thought about my first Mother's Day as I laid in a hospital bed with you on your birthday eleven weeks ago. It seemed so far into the future, and I wondered how much you and I would change and grow by this point. We've come a long way! I am so grateful to be your mommy. For the rest of your life, I hope you will always know how endlessly loved you are. Your dad and I promise you a life of fun and laughter and true love. Thank you for making me a mother. We were perfectly picked for each other.