Sunday, May 11, 2008

Aiden's Mom...

I love being Aiden's mom.  It is such an honor and privilege for God to give us this healthy little boy to raise.  I know this is what I am meant to do.  I hope everyone is having a nice Mother's day.  I sure am!  Jonathan got up with Aiden this morning and let me sleep in and tonight Jonathan and Aiden are making me dinner.  (For those that know us well know that this is a treat because Jonathan is a MUCH better cook than I am!!!)  The only thing I would change is that I wish we were with our mom's.  This is me and Aiden after church today.  
I love you Mommy.......(I'm just going to pretend that's what he would say if he was talking!)The fam!  Since the dogs were the only ones here with us Jonathan had to reach out and take this picture.  Not the best one, but it'll do.  
Happy Mother's day, Mom!  I am so grateful to have such a wonderful example to live by.  I only wish to be half as good as a mom as you are.  I wish we could be together today.  Hopefully it won't be too long before we see you guys again.  I love you so much.
And Happy Mother's day to my wonderful Mother-in-law.  God truly blessed with a great mother-in-law and friend.  Can't wait until we see you guys in a few weeks.  Love you!  
I found this poem and wanted to share because I thought it was perfect for today....

Before I was a Mom -
I slept as late as I wanted and never worried about how late I got into bed. I brushed my hair and my teeth everyday.
Before I was a Mom -
I cleaned my house each day. I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby. I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous. I never thought about immunizations.
Before I was a Mom -
I had never been puked on - Pooped on - Spit on - Chewed on, or Peed on. I had complete control of my mind and My thoughts. I slept all night.
Before I was a Mom -
I never held down a screaming child so that doctors could do tests...or give shots. I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin. I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.
Before I was a Mom -
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it down. I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt. I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much. I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I would love being a Mom.
Before I was a Mom -
I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body. I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby. I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child. I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important.
Before I was a Mom -
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay. I had never known The warmth, The joy, The love, The heartache, The wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom. I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a Mom.

Friday, May 9, 2008

It's the little things in life...

that make us happy. For Aiden it was a plastic cup....

He's really into anything we have, so yesterday I gave him an empty cup to play with because he kept reaching for mine.

I would love to say this kept him entertained for hours, but it was really more like 15 minutes. Hey, I didn't mind. I'll take whatever I can get!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Where's Aiden????

There he is!!!!!

Some of our friends gave us this thing for Aiden to play with and he LOVES it.

But then he realized I was taking pictures and wanted to get right up in my face!!!! (Some things never change)