Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

I shared my thoughts on motherhood recently, they can be found here. So today, I'd like to share some of my favorite moments in the last year of being a mother.

-Feeling James kick and squirm all hours of the night.
-Giving birth.
-Holding James for the first time.
-Watching Chris with James for the first time.
-Celebrating James's firsts: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and Easter.
-Seeing James's first smile.
-Hearing his first laugh.
-Holding him all night long to help him sleep.
-Watching James learn to be mobile-squirming, rolling, scooting, and rocking.
-Listening to his first "Words" - Dada, Nana, Baba, Gaga, Mama
-Helping him feel better when he's sick.
-The way he grins at me when I go into his room in his morning.
-Listening to him talk when he wakes up.
-Watching the faces that he makes as he tries new foods.

And so many more things! Being a mother is such a wonderful blessing in my life. Sometimes I still can't believe that this adorable boy came from heaven to be with our family, and I'm so blessed to be his mom.