A Mother’s Day Tribute

So, I know, Mother’s Day isn’t for another week (oh how I love that day..NO DIAPERS FOR ME!!!), but over at 5 Minutes for Mom, they are doing a contest. Win $1000!!!! I love that 🙂 So, here is one of my favorite Motherhood photos.

I love this picture, for many reasons. I call this one, Beginning of the Road. This was taken when I was 36 weeks pregnant with my first child. I had no idea what was in store for me. This was the beginning of the road of Motherhood.

This child taught me what real love is, what it is to really worry, to really laugh and to really grieve. I held her in my arms for 8 months and 8 days, then she suddenly left this life. However, she continues to teach me. As I raise her younger brother, sister, and new sibling coming in September, I am reminded of her. When I have those days when I don’t think I can do it anymore, I feel her next to me, encouraging me, cheering me on, giving me a snuggle.

She continues to teach me, and that is what Motherhood is all about, learning, growing, laughing, loving. Thank you Emma, thank you for making me a Mother, and helping me be a better one everyday.

Photo by Sarah Long of Joyful Photo Co.



  1. Stephanie said

    What a beautiful photo, and precious story of your daughter. GOD bless.

  2. Sarah L. said

    Kim, you are one of the wisest, most amazing mothers I know. This is truly an inspiring post–to me and I know many others out there. ♥


  3. Aunt Sissa said

    That Emma, she sure does a good job of taking care of her family!! I know she is watching over my little Carlie! Thanks, Kim, for inspiring me to be even half as good a mother as you are! I love you!

  4. Kari said

    Wow, thank you for sharing this tender post with us…

  5. erika said

    beautiful~ thanks for sharing!

  6. Tara said

    This is a gorgeous photo!

    I don’t know if you’re interested in another contest or not, but you can win lots of baby/kid gear.

    The details are on my blog. Basically, all you have to do is write a post about what you know now about motherhood that you didn’t know before you were a mom, then visit the post I linked and tell me about it. It was definitely a meaningful post for me to write.

  7. Candi said

    A wonderful post and picture!

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