My mother is in town from Maryland. By far, she is the person I talk to the most. My best friend, perhaps.

As a new mother I am more thankful for her and all she did for my sister and I. It takes something to be a mother and I’m glad to be in the ranks of other extraordinary women. I look forward to being my best and making mistakes along the way. I look forward to growing with my child meanwhile watching her evolution from infant to adult. I look forward to unforeseen lessons she will teach me. I look forward to letting her go when the time is right- well not really, but I know the time will come.

I’m excited about being a mother and everything that comes with it. I’ve prepared for this my entire life.