This year Mother’s Day was even more special to me because it was my first time really celebrating as a Mother myself. It’s funny how much can change in a year. This time last year I broke the news to my mom that she was going to be a “Glam-Ma”; now this year I have a daughter of my own to celebrate with.

Being a Mommy is one of the greatest joys of my life and it has opened me up to receive the smaller, lesser-known joys of parenting. These joyful moments appear seemingly out of nowhere and they bring a huge smile to my face while warming my soul. In honor of celebrating my first Mother’s Day, here are four gifts that I receive daily from Lennox that are worth more than gold.

1– When Lennox yawns she ends it with a sigh  that is the sweetest sound that I have ever heard.


2– I love how she smiles at me when she sees me for the first time in the morning.


3– Lennox has discovered her fingers and toes. I get a kick out of watching her stare at her hands and feet throughout the day.


4– My heart skips a beat every time she laughs, it’s so contagious

Being a Mommy has taught me so much about myself but it has mainly taught me to appreciate all the little moments like this.

What are some precious unexpected gifts that you receive from your little ones?