3.02.2010

Him

Lately, my heart has been overflowing and bursting at the seams for 1 reason in particular: Him. It's not really because he's reached any sort of milestone,(other than being 8 months old) it's really just because every day I wake up in the morning with sheer gratitude and delight that I am a mother. Not just a mother, but a mom to Him. He brings purpose to my life and makes me feel like I mean something to someone. He brings perspective and fulfillment to nearly everything I do. He calms my soul and causes me to be more tender and meek. He brings me closer to God and I know he is ever so close to God himself. His smile could mend a thousand broken hearts. When he smiles at me I know I can survive another week, or 10 or 20. I keep a mental image of his sweet and endearing face every where I go, so I never spend a minute without thinking about the blessing of his existance. When I was 18 I wrote a letter to myself. I opened it up 5 years later and this is what it said:





I knew I would love him before he was born, but I couldn't have imagined my heart being so completely overtaken. My days are continually full of joy and purpose because of Him.

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11 comments:

Susan said...

It's truly amazing...this mothering thing...isn't it?! You're never the same...and in a very good way!

Claire said...

K - so now I feel bad about my post that I've just written... hehehe

But you're right - being a mother is the best. (Even in the trying times..)

Kerissa ~ said...

You are so awesome. I know it took longer than you wanted. Even though it is 8 months later.... I am still so excited that you have him!!

Shannon said...

I feel the same way every time Malia's eyes light up when she see's me I melt.

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

I know you have probably heard this a zillion times but enjoy and document every moment because they really do grow up in a flash. My son is five and that tug in my heart has never settles he certainly holds all the strings :)

Amy said...

There is a common subject on the blogs today... I also love being a mom. I never imagined how fulfilling I would feel but since day 1, I've had a confirmation that I'm doing what I'm meant to do on earth.

Megan said...

Such a sweet post :)

greenhornet said...

Now you are starting to understand what you mean to me.

Meet Virginia said...

this is so so sweet! this post made my day!!

~Morgan
http://meetvirginiaandroo.blogspot.com/

Leah and Mike said...

Oh my gosh, I just read your post about the flower cookies you brought to Brooklyn's blessing (yes, I am a little behind). I am SO SORRY that you went through all that just for her blessing. You honestly didn't have to bring anything. They were, however, the most beautiful cookies and they were eaten up in about 2 minutes, as you saw. Anyway, thank you so much for putting all that work and thoughtfulness into it...I really, really appreciate it!!

Mary said...

It's the best job in the world. I love it!

Sweet post. Your little guy is totally adorable.