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.


9 comments:

Rebecca & Sam said...

You are beautiful mom and aiden is such a little cutie! he is growing up so fast.
Rebecca Zellmer Atcherson

Anonymous said...

That made me cry! You are such a wonderful loving mother and yes our mom is the best! I love you too Mimi!
Love, Kristy

Anonymous said...

HOW SWEET! I can tell you are enjoying every moment of motherhood. Jonathan chose a wonderful wife and mother. Aiden is so precious and again, we can't wait to see him.

Happy 1st Mother's Day Julie. You are an awesome mom. Did you write the part about "Before I was a mom?" That is great and so true.

Love you folks,
Marta & Hugh

Corbin said...

Happy Mothers day! You are a wonderful mom!!! I am so glad to know so many loving and wonderful mothers you being one of them!!!! I am going to steral your poem for my blog too!!!! Hope your dinner is great!!!! Check out me blog later for our mothers day adventure!!!!

Ron & Margie said...

HOW PRECIOUS! I really do think he has the "twinkle" in his eyes too! Can't wait to see for myself!

You are a wonderful mama and I am so thankful that you are getting to stay home with Aiden. What a blessing you are to me. I love you and am so glad that you are one of the Carothers girls!

Love and more love,
Margie (Grammy)

Rhonda Lu said...

The pictures from today are so cute! The 1st one of you & Aiden is my favorite - you look SO pretty!!! :) I hope to see you soon!

Mimi said...

My oh my how big he is getting!!! His great personality is reflected in the pictures! I think he really likes staying home with his mommy!! I love the one where he is looking at you. I have to see him REAL soon before he is walking! Thanks for sharing all those great pictures. Miss you all very much. Much love, Mimi

juliahamra said...

Happy Mother's day! It looks like you had a great day.

The Bertram's said...

Julie,
That was the sweetest post. Aiden is so lucky to have such a special mommy. I am sure one day -maybe not until they have kid of their own- our children will understand how much we love them. You did such a grea job of putting it into words. Aiden is such a cutie. He is going to be a heartbreaker one day.
Love ya,
Devin