Sunday, May 10, 2015

This year's go at Mother's Day has me feeling over-the-moon grateful for my girls. I usually feel drawn to all things "mother" on Mother's Day - who I've become as a woman because of being a mother, what it's like to be a mother, exemplary mothers (my own!) - but in the last 24 hours, I've been pretty absorbed by the fact that these girls are alive and they are mine! Mother's Day is a thing for me because of them.

These two have done so much for me. So much! Yes I change their diapers (or Olivia's wet undies, #pottytraining), but the love, need, and adoration that they have for me is pretty real. And it's %100 unconditional. I'll have to write more about that later because it's quite the fact and it's quite the feat, their unconditional love. I'm learning that it does things to a woman. It makes you calm, compassionate, confident.

So I feel like I owe a "Happy Mother's Day!" to my Olivia and my Claire, those darling angels. I adore them! Wholeheartedly adore them. Olivia is totally 2.75 years old (self-explanatory fact), and Claire is an obsessed-with-mom baby (although that doesn't bother me in the least) -- we have major moments. But hands down, no battle, the best part of my life's last six months has been mothering my two.

To my girls - thanks for making me a mother. Thank you for bringing out the real-deal ME - the deliberate, the creative, the beautiful - the best Jeni there ever was or ever will be. Love you two forever for that.

(PS, the blog's back for good!)


  1. YAY! You're back! I'm expecting my second and I have very much been patiently looking forward to reading your insights and overall goodness so that I can feel more prepared!!!

    No pressure on you, of course :-)

  2. YES! i love that you're back. and love those two girlies of yours!

  3. I am sooooo excited you are back... :)

  4. Woohoo! So happy to see you back in business. Love this blog. Love you. ❤


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