Happy Mothers Day to me! (And the launch of the Memos)

I am a mom! Ever since I was old enough to not be the “baby” anymore (3 years old?) I have dreamed about being a mommy. Nearly a year ago that dream became a reality: March 27, 2009!

I was in Spain with my husband doing a work-related leadership development course when I got two stripes instead of one.


It was an unforgettable moment. We had wanted a baby so badly, and yet when we finally got that news it was so unbelievable that it left me wide-eyed and speechless. When I showed my husband the test he thought I was showing him my new electric toothbrush… until I was barely able to squeak out the words “I’m pregnant!”

I had always imagined what that moment would be like. Would I scream? Would I cry? Would I start jumping on the bed or running around the neighbourhood telling anyone that would stop and listen? Turns out I was so surprised and relieved and overjoyed that I just fell backwards on my bed and stared at the ceiling. My head was spinning with these words “I am a mommy!”

I was deliriously happy.

I was one of those ladies that loved being pregnant. I remember somewhere in my second trimester thinking that I loved being pregnant so much, that when our son was born I was sure to be quick to start again with bubs number two. (It must have been the happy hormones deceiving me!) Being healthy all the way through made for a smooth pregnancy, but even more, it was this growing revelation that I was finally a mommy – my life long dream – and this tiny little person was taking shape inside my beautiful bump. I was in love from the very beginning. My little blueberry, grape, apricot, orange, honeydoo… (you remember getting those weekly updates about the size of your developing babe, right?!). I looooved my little fruit salad!

So here I am—almost a year later—and I’m well and truly a mommy. My son is now three months old and I had no idea that I had the capacity to love so much. He is perfect. He is incredible. He is an absolute joy and wonder… The delight of my heart.

Don’t get me wrong, mommyhood comes wrought will challenges. It doesn’t take long to figure that one out. And yet the cliché is true: to be a mom the best job in the world. I’m so happy to be a mommy.

Happy Mother’s Day to me! And happy Mother’s Day to you dear mommy-friends.

Mommies everywhere… we are blessed!

About Author

Adriel Booker is an author, speaker, and advocate based in Sydney, Australia who believes storytelling, beauty, and the grace of God will change the world. Adriel has become a trusted voice in areas of motherhood and parenting, Christian spirituality, and global women's issues. She's also known for her work with the Love A Mama Collective—serving under-resourced women in developing nations through safe birth initiatives—as well as her years spent as a Bible teacher and leadership coach. Her latest book is Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope after Miscarriage and Loss and she's made the companion grief journal available for free. Find Adriel across all social media platforms at @adrielbooker or sign up for LoveNotes, Adriel's 'secret posts' that aren't published anywhere else online. ✌️


  • Rachel
    10 May 2010 at 12:01 pm

    I love the blog! I love that you're so in love with your little family… You write so well, Adriel — I've always enjoyed listening to you speak. Thanks for sharing!

  • Sheila
    11 May 2010 at 1:51 am

    you are so lucky that you have a very nice family..following you from MBC

  • adriel
    11 May 2010 at 4:13 am

    thanks sheila. i'm just getting aquainted with MBC! 🙂
    rachel – thanks so much. 🙂 and a very happy mothers day to you sweet mumma-to-be!! x

  • dominika
    11 May 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Hello Adriel,
    you are right, that mommyhood is much more fun and nice in community than be alone with baby. I really thank you for this blog. More news about my mommyhood I will write you in e-mail.
    What I wish you is big smile on Levi's face every time you have a look at him:) …. and of course next so wonderfull babies:)


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