We celebrated Mother's Day a day early with my mom and after enjoying the wonderful Italian meal she made for us (she insisted), we spent the beautiful evening outside playing at the park.
I am so lucky to have such an amazing woman in my life who has loved me through thick and thin.
Growing up, I'd often hear that I was the spit-en image of her.
This used to bother me, because I wanted to be my own person, and I would always say, 'I just look like myself.'
Today, however, I feel extremely fortunate that I take after her, and I hope that I can be half the mom to my three that she was to me and my sister.
Happy Mother's Day Mom! I love you!
Here's a look at part of our journey of how we got to where we are today...
I absolutely adore this shot of my mom and dad, they look so happy and full of life.