Welcome to Royally Waiting, a weekly link-up where my besties Holly, Katy and I share what we are currently waiting on among other happenings! Feel free to join the fun and share what you are doing this week.
It seems like from the time I first peed on that stick motherhood has been one big waiting game. I think all moms can relate to those first 40 weeks waiting until you become a mom for the first time. You wait to hear the heartbeat, to feel the first movement, to know the sex and then finally, after a sometimes painfully long wait, you see the face of the one who made you a mom and you realize it was totally worth the wait!
You move on to waiting for the rolling over, the crawling and the walking and then right on to those first sweet words. Next thing you know you are waiting for them to learn to keep quiet! We wait for them to head to kindergarten and finish sports practice and one day you find yourself waiting for them to arrive home from college.
Motherhood to me is not so much about the waiting as it is about how I’ve spent the waiting. While there were seasons I know I may have wished away too quickly and was waiting only to move on to the next season, I learned every season has it’s beauty. There are challenges and blessings in every stage of motherhood. Sometimes the days are long and hard and your heart feels heavy and others are long and full and you can’t sleep because your heart is ready to burst. I would like to think I’ve spent the waiting emulating love and grace to my four treasures. I hope they feel my love but also see me as a human who makes mistakes too.
So while the waiting of motherhood may change through the seasons, being a mom makes me feel like a queen.
My favorite gift my family can give me on mother’s day is the gift of their time. After all the waiting, I love to be the center of attention for the day and have them wait on me! I’m the kind of girl who buys what I love when I see it but here are just a few things I think would make a moms day special!
Flowers will win me over any day of the year! A new robe is something I do not like gifting to myself but is something that makes the morning routine a little brighter. I can never have enough tumblers and have had several friends raving about Corkcicle Tumbler because the shape makes it easier to hold. Nail polish in a great shade but better yet a date for a pedi would be definitely make my day. My favorite lipgloss this time of year is trailblazer and I never seem to have enough. Fun pens and coffee mugs are always an economical option! Stuff that mug with some chocolate or add a cute notepad with the pens and ta-da…perfect gift!
Now it’s your turn to link-up! What are you waiting for this week?
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