Sunday, May 10, 2009

In the Blink of an Eye...

I must admit, I got a little teary eyed last night as I looked at this: Why might you ask? This is an empty crib. Empty because my little boy has officially begun to sleep in his new Big Boy bed. I can't believe that I am just over 3 weeks away from having another child and that Abraham is old enough to leave his crib behind. Where did the time go? He has done a good job in his new bed so far, be we are expecting this "honeymoon" period to end at some point. On Mother's Day I reflect on what a priviledge it is to be a mother. Sometimes as I change my fifth poopy diaper of the day, clean up toys for the 7th time and build a block tower just so Abe can knock it down, I wonder if I've really made something of my life. Inevitably though, when that happens, Abe will randomly give me a kiss, or climb into my lap, say a new word, or call out "Mama!" just because he wants me around and I realize that I am making more of my life than I could in any other way. I'm responsible for teaching and loving that little boy. For teaching him the Gospel. Teaching him to love and care and serve. To all my wonderful friends and family who read our blog, I wish you a very happy Mother's Day!

7 comments:

andrea said...

Thank you so much for saying that, I really REALLY needed it today.

Cameron/Melissa said...

I really appreciated your comments here. They were so cute and a perfect end to Mother's day. What good writing!

Davis Family said...

Wow, you have him in a big boy bed. I tried putting Ashton down for a nap in Nathan's bed, he stayed for one minute then cried at the door, oh well. Nice thoughts on Motherhood, thanks.

parrish fam said...

I cried when both of my boys left the crib. It is so hard to admit the baby stage is coming to and end. The good new is you have a new baby to fiil the crib soon. thatmade the transition much esier when Jackson moved out of the cirb. Good luck with #2. You will love it, and with any luck the honeymoon phase will not end with Abe and his big boy bed.

Jessica Tucker said...

Just wait because in a blink of another eye they have grown up and left home. Enjoy each and every minute because it really ends before you know it. When Charlotte left home for college I remember saying "wait there was so much I wanted to teach her and I haven't yet" but my time was over.

Jessica Tucker said...

OOps that was Me your mother that wrote that last post.

Charlotte said...

I was hoping it was mom since Jessica was probably still in her crib when I left for college. Well, not exactly, but still quite young. Good thoughts on mother's day. I feel the same way.