Together we're celebrating our first Mother's Day. This special Sunday was always important to me because it gave me the chance to celebrate a woman who gave me the world. Now that you're here this day will no longer be the same.
My mother used to be just that- a mom. A title filled with purpose, truth, guidance, and authority. I never saw the woman within that word. I was selfishly working towards my own destiny to think about Jacqueline. On Mother's Day I would blindly thank her for "all she did," without knowing just what that actually meant.
Now I realize my self-involvement was all by her design. Only because my mother selflessly worked for my life was I able to get this far and have you.
My mother is Jacqueline, a woman who gives her family everything. A woman who remembers birthdays and listens when someone is aching. She is the hardest working person I know and deserves a million gifts on Mother's Day. I never truly saw her strength and spirit until you arrived.
I promise to do the same for you. I will give you the chance to live and breathe your passions. Mother's Day will be a day you hopefully give me a card for before getting on with your fantastic life. I will hide behind the big, beautiful word that is "mom" to fuel your fire and cheer you on. While you are dreaming I am designing.
Yesterday I held you in my arms as you slept. I cradled the back of your head in my palm and studied your perfect face and the flow of your tiny strands of hair. As you rested I whispered, "Thank you, for making me a mom." You may spend the rest of your life giving me gifts, but they will never come close to the greatest one of all- just you.
Love you to the stars,
Jensen / Mom.