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Monday, May 11, 2009

My 1st Mother's Day :-)

Yesterday, I celebrated my 1st Mother's Day.  Since becoming Lucy's mommy, life has changed so much - but to say that it has been the best change ever is an understatement.  I've been thinking about what being a mommy means to me at this point in my journey through motherhood.  Perhaps if I actually keep this blog going for years, I'll be able to repeat this process every year ... it will be interesting to see how the term "what being a mommy means to me" will change with each passing year.  So, here goes...
Being a mommy means:

~ thinking endlessly about what your child will grow up to become ... and wishing, praying, hoping for nothing but her happiness.  

~ being amazed on a daily basis at how much she grows and changes every day - even if the change that day is blowing raspberries while eating dinner, leaving mommy covered in sweet potatoes!

~ seeing my husband in a whole new light and loving him even more because of how much he loves her.

~ waking up in the middle of every night, even after the baby has been sleeping through the night for months ... and wishing she would wake up so I would have a reason to go hold her.

~ starting off every morning with that look of surprise and then the world's biggest smile when I peek into her crib.

~ stacks of (mostly) unread parenting books and magazines in my bedroom, in the living room, in the office ... because I want to make sure I'm doing everything right!

~ not caring that I can't go out shopping or to the movies with my friends because I have a baby ... I'd really rather be with her, anyway! (don't get me wrong, a break every now and then is necessary and appreciated!)

~ coming up with silly songs about everything, just because she thinks it's entertaining :)-

~ feeling guilty on the days when I haven't spent much time really being with her (even though I am there with her!)

~ giving a special gift to my family, and witnessing the joy she brings into the lives of others.  

~ wearing my heart on the outside, and realizing that her joys, pains, surprises, and thrills are also mine.  

~ telling God thank you every day for this most precious gift ... and seeking His help and guidance in raising her to love and serve Him, above all else.  

~ being happy at the end of the good days and the bad days, because I am holding my sweet sleeping baby in my arms. :-)

~  realizing that the little things in life have become the most important things.

7 comments:

  1. What a sweet post! It is awesome to see you as a mom. Too bad it's not in person!

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  2. اليوم أصدقائي سوف نتكلم قليلا عن العاب الفلاش الالعاب التي سيطرت على مواقع الانترنت هذا النوع من الالعاب هو الاكثر طلبا وبالاخص قسم العاب سيارات جديدة أتمنى ان تبحثوا عن مواقع تقدم العاب السباق فهي جيدة جدا

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