So, I’m sitting here early on a Saturday morning, letting my sweet husband sleep in while I watch the boys. Thankfully, little man decided to take a morning nap so I’m here with big dude, and for whatever reason he is very calm this morning! Praise Jesus! =)
I can’t believe I get to celebrate a mother’s day. What?! I got cards in the mail and everything. So fun! As I was reading them, and as I was feeding little man early this morning I got to thinking that I haven’t shared much of the fun stuff with ya’ll! As hard as this past month has been, it has been filled with joy as well. I got to watch Little Man learn to crawl, and then learn to pull himself up! All in just one month! Big Dude is also growing fast and making so much progress in his communication. He is using more words and much less high pitched screaming. Victory!
Let me tell you how fun this house is now. I get to hear baby babble all day long. And I mean all day. Little Man is a talker. He squeals and laughs and I’m pretty sure he’s giggling now. Big Dude is probably the most active 19 month old on the planet. He loves to wrestle and run and play outside. He has a smile that will melt your heart and I love, love, love getting him up in the morning. He sees me walk in the room and this HUGE grin comes on his face. Melts my heart! I love giving them kisses “night, night” and saying our prayers before bed. I’m not a fan of bath time, but what is cuter than 2 adorable boys in their jammies? I’m going with nothing! These boys have the most beautiful hazel eyes. I mean, you can’t get much cuter than dark skin and hazel eyes. Right?
This month has been full of really, really, tough moments. From visits with biological mom, to crazy emotional roller coasters, to waking up 5 times a night with a screaming, teething baby, to getting hit and spit at by an angry toddler. But, the lessons the Lord has taught me, the joy I have in my heart, the love I have for these boys, the spiritual growth that has come out of this, and the super fun times we’ve shared have far out-weighed the challenges. Oh, and he’s going to kill me for this, but my husband has become even more sexy with daddyhood! Can’t beat that! =)
I am so thankful for my boys. And I am so much more appreciative of my own mother. I honestly had no idea how hard she worked to care for and love of as children. Thank you mom for all of your love and support in my childhood and now as I am on this journey. I love you. And Momma G….thank you for your love as well. I immediately felt love from you and your family from the moment I met you in Marion, Ohio. You are not just a mother-in-law to me…you are my second mother. Thank you, also, for your love and support on this crazy journey. Oh, and for raising such an awesome son. =) I love both my mommies very much!
Happy Mother’s Day!