Every parent knows the love they feel for their child cannot be explained – its infinite and unconditional and consuming (in a good way of course). As a Mom, I’ve loved Annabelle since before I found out she was inside my belly. And when she was first laid upon my chest, I thought my heart would explode with joy. She is my everything – forever and always.
When I am having a dark day, Annabelle’s smile shines a light so bright that I cannot help but feel the darkness fade. This week, my Grandpa was admitted into the ICU. He is sick, very very sick the doctors keep telling us, but no one knows what is going to happen. We are all playing the waiting game – praying for a recovery but secretly knowing our hopes may be a bit ambitious.
Yesterday I came home from work quite a mess. My heart was aching, I was homesick, and all I wanted to do was cry in my bed. But Mom duty called and I couldn’t let myself fall apart… Annabelle wanted to look for caterpillars outside, so we went on an adventure.
Spending time with Annabelle is always the distraction I need when being a grown up gets hard. We laugh. We dance. We play together until its time for bed…and even when its time to lay her down, sometimes I just want to snuggle up beside her. She doesn’t know how cruel the world can be, so when I’m with her I like to pretend everything is going to be okay.
Mattie Mae’s Laundry sent Annabelle and I the most adorable Mommy and Me raglan tee shirts. She surprised me with the design and imagine my joy when I saw the saying on Annabelle’s shirt, “to the moon and back.” My matching raglan tee states something SO obvious “I love my mini me.” The shirts are SO comfortable. They are v-necks (my favorite) with baseball tee style sleeves. You can tell each shirt is made with love and care. Mattie Mae’s Laundry specializes in handmade clothing and accessories for Moms and babies. Shopowner Becky loves to create custom designs and is so wonderful to work with!
Mattie Mae’s Laundry has offered to give away one Mommy and Me set to a lucky reader! The giveaway ends on May 30th at 7pm.