Girl Mom Series: My Story

Two weeks ago I announced my first ever blog series.

I asked for guest posts from those who wanted to share about being a girl mom. You can write about your daughter, what you love about being a girl mom, life as a girl mom, a letter to your daughter, your favorite mother daughter activities. Anything and everything that highlights your life as a mom of a girl(s). Your response has been overwhelming. What started out as twice a month has turned into every week for the next 4 months and I am still scheduling after that.
Thank you! Before it’s beginning this series is already a success because of you! If you have yet to sign up but would like to get involved you can do so by filling out this survey.

Meet My Girls

Marissa Renea: first grader, 6 years old, biggest dimples I have ever seen, amazing reader, motherly instincts beyond her years, super inquisitive, my mini me in spirit but she looks just like her daddy.

Emily Elizabeth: pre-k, just turned 4, a girl of many expressions, curly haired cutie, super snugly, so smart she scares me, my free spirited creative child. Who also looks like daddy. 
There are many things in life I imagined. Marriage and kids were probably always at the top of the list. I always imagined two children however I never expected both of them to be wearing pink. 
I was just so sure she would be a he.
My pregnancy with M was less than ideal I had issues with placenta previa for the first 20 weeks. The worst of the episodes landed us in the ER all night around 18 weeks. Hours after arriving we were finally able to see a Dr. and find out our baby was okay. I never expected for her to ask if we wanted to know the gender. I just “knew” it was a boy and I couldn’t have been any more surprised when she said I was wrong. 
Fast forward a couple years. I can vividly remember going for an early gender reveal appointment at 16 weeks with Emily. I stopped Russ in the parking lot and said “You know it’s a girl right.” When she said the famous words “It’s a girl” I grinned and cried. This time my gut was actually right.
I felt overwhelmingly blessed. Not only were we getting daughters, they would have a sister a best friend. Something that I always imagined would be wonderful, but had never pictured as a part of my life. 
And it is wonderful.
Being a girl mom is everything I expected and so many things that I didn’t.
I never knew that pink was a neutral color.
That glitter truly is evil and a princess dress can leave your cars sparkling for months.
The level of drama on a daily basis over what color your spoon is can be Oscar worthy.
My 4 year old can provide me with great fashion advice.
The amount of clothes. SO, many, clothes.
When I want to paint my toes, that almost always means painting 20 more.
That someone would imitate me, simple boring stay at home me.
 I don’t have a career or a glamorous life style. My home is not perfect, my clothes are not trendy, some days I don’t even brush my hair. But they look at me and they tell me I am beautiful, that I am as pretty as a princess. They see me in a way that I have never seen myself and love me despite all of my many imperfections
I always expected to love them to the moon and back, but the way they love me has completely blown my mind.
They have taught me so much about what it means to truly love.
Two girls, so much pink. Dress up, pretend food, dolls and my daily dose of drama.
Never what I imagined but exactly what I need. 
I thank God for the gift of these beautiful girls every day.
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  • This is beautiful Beth! I love seeing all your pics of the girls and hearing about your relationship with them. It makes me so excited as my lil baby girl continues to grow. I love being a boy mom but I was more than overjoyed that God blessed me with a little girl. So excited!! Can't wait to read this series! Have a great day!!

  • So, so sweet Beth! Made me tear up a little. And I have to agree with you, the clothes. It's amazing how many clothes little girls accumulate. Wyatt never had as many clothes as Stella does right now, it's crazy.

  • Aw, they're absolutely beautiful! And they look so much like sisters!! (my sisters and I didn't look anything alike as kids, haha!)
    xox
    giedre

  • They are so cute! I love having a daughter, and while we're not fully into the princess or drama phase yet, I know it's coming! 🙂

  • Love! I always thought I'd be a boy mom but nope nope. And, glitter right? Totally evil. But those girls – such beautiful ladies.

  • Aww what a sweet sweet post. Your girls are beautiful and your youngest really is a lady of many expressions haha!

  • Thank you so much!

    Oh my goodness that girl is unreal, haha! I often find myself sighing and just going with it. She is a nut. But I love it. It is one of the things that makes her, her :).

  • So evil. I thought the glitter would never come out of my old Civic. I am pretty sure it was still there even after the tornado wrecked its havoc on it. If a monstrous mile wide tornado can't blow the glitter away…. I mean c'mon. Its purely evil.

    Thanks friend.

  • You bet it is :). And honestly it seems like it just happens over night. So bizarre living in a girl world.

    Thank you!

  • Thank you so much!

    Isn't it crazy. If they both had straight hair, oh my, it would be a bit creepy. I wonder how they will look in another 10 years? I love that they look alike, but I kind of wish one of them looked a bit more like me. Oh well :).

    Thanks for reading.

  • Thanks friend. Confession: I cried a bit writing it.

    The clothes are truly crazy. I blame it on the fact that girls just have so much more variety than boys.Emily always ends up with way to many since she gets a whole bunch of hand me downs.

    Have a great day!

  • Thank you so much Keri. That means so much.

    This series is going to be so much fun.

    You too!

  • I LOVE this! So happy for you and that your series has taken off! Though I am a boy mom, I still LOVE reading about the girl moms! It does make me a little sad that I don't have a girl to do these things with, but I love reading about the mother-daughter bond. So special. Your girls are beautiful just like their mama!

  • Aww! This is so special Beth! I'm so glad that your girls have you & each other. Being & having a sister is such a gift!

  • Such a sweet, sweet sentiment, Beth! Your girls are so adorable and they are so lucky to have such an amazing mom!!

  • What cute girls!!!

  • Brings back memories. My girl mom days are over but my girl mother days are the best. My daughter is 25 now and our relationship is magical. It only gets better.

  • You have such beautiful girls! I always hoped to be a girl mom, but alas it's not in the cards for me. Hopefully I'll be a kick-butt mother-in-law and possibly girl grandma! 🙂

  • Okay…this is a great series!! I look forward to following along!!!

  • Thank you so much Leslie! I am very excited about it.

  • Thank you Becky!

    I know exactly how you feel. I always imagined at least one boy but that is a negative. I completely agree, son-in-laws and maybe grandsons! God gives us what we need :).

  • Oh this makes me so happy, I seriously teared up :). I want that with my girls so badly. I'd give them the world if I could. Glad to hear there is so much to look forward to, sometimes that is hard to imagine since you want them to slow down so badly.

  • That is AWESOME! I know exactly how you feel being home with mine is such a joy. I don't ever want to take that time for granted.

  • Thank you so much Kassie!

    Glad you stopped by.

  • Thank you Courtney, that means a lot :).

  • I can only imagine that it is. I always say I get to live out my wish of having a sister by watching them. It is so special.

    Thank you :).

  • Thanks friend. Thank you for your encouragement. I may have never gone for it if it wasn't for you :)!

  • They are just the cutest!

  • Such little pretties!! I am looking forward to having my girl! And I knew it was a girl the whole time and my husband was a bit "bummed" but now he is looking forward to having a daddy's girl!

  • Thank you so much :)!

  • Oh yay!!! Congratulations! He is going to be smitten at first sight. I LOVE looking back at the pictures of my husband with our first daughter. He was so in love and it was so obvious.

  • What a sweet series! I prayed to be a girl mom and God delivered. I have a love/hate relationship with glitter, but Im down with everything else pink and princess-y. Your daughters are adorable!

  • They are the cutest! <3 I have two girls as well. Its the best.

  • My daughter wanted a sister so bad and was so disappointed to find out she was getting a brother. I kept saying I thought it was a girl, but I think all along I was hoping for her sake that it was, because the night before the ultrasound, I said to my husband, I know it's a boy and I was right! He has survived his share of dress up and playing with dolls and he would do anything to play with his big sister! Loving this series! Can't wait for more!

  • This is so sweet and beautiful.
    I always wanted a sister, and was slightly envious of my friends who had sisters. Your two girls are richly blessed to have each other, and YOU!

  • Thank you Desiree!

    I know, me too! I always thought it would be the best thing ever. So excited to live that out through my girls.

  • It is the best, isn't it. I just feel so very blessed.

    Thanks for saying hello.

  • Thank you! God gives us just what we need, glitter an all.

    Thanks for stopping by and saying hello!

  • Aaahhhh that is so sweet. Brothers and sisters can have such a special bond to.

    Thank you so much. I can't wait either. It is going to be a lot of fun.

  • This was beautiful! Can't wait to be a part of this wonderful series!

  • Thanks Kelly! I can't wait to have you post.