Sunday, May 8, 2011

Motherhood

I've obviously been thinking about motherhood a whole lot lately, not only because its mother's day, but because I finally feel like I get to be a mom 100% of the time. And I absolutely love it. Becoming a Dental Hygienist was my dream, and I am so thankful that I've been able to accomplish the things I have because I will NEED to work while Brady is unable to....but being a mother is my TRUE calling.

I'm not saying I'm good at it, because I’m definitely not, but I'm saying I wouldn't trade these last months I've had at home, day in and day out with my little darling for anything. I feel like we've really become besties...maybe a little too much because she now prefers me to do EVERYTHING, when she used to be fine with either me or B doing things for her. 

I love that I "get" her jokes and sense of humor, I understand her language, and that I get to see her sweet funny side as opposed to everyone else who usually has to see her whiny clingy side (because she DOES NOT like crowds). I know what she likes to eat, how to distract her when she wants to watch more tv than I want her to, when she's ready for bed, and how to make her laugh uncontrollably. Basically I love knowing every single thing about this little angel sent from above, and most of all I love how much she loves me back. Even when I have to say "no" and she starts crying, she still runs to me for hugs and comfort. When her little voice says "hold you" because she wants to be held and she puts her head on my shoulder, my heart is full. When I look terrible and haven't had time to shower or get ready for the day, she still wants me. Words cannot explain the joy I feel when she wants to give me a hug or a kiss without me asking her for one.

I am thankful to my Heavenly Father everyday for blessing me with the opportunity to be a mother.

Thank you Olivia for making me feel so special and important. Thank you for teaching me about patience and selflessness, and for helping my heart grow 2 sizes bigger. Thank you for blessing me with the sacred title of “mother”.


::Happy Mother's Day::

9 comments:

danielle said...

so sweet! she is a cutie and I am glad that you get to spend more time with her now that you are done with school, a real blessing!

Anonymous said...

You are the expert of your own child and doesn't it feel good?!! How fun for you to have more time with Liv and to give and recieve even more love - when you never would have thought that possible until you have experienced it! A baby is a wonderful teacher! A mommy is a blessed daughter of GOD! You are wonderful! Continue to love every moment!
love you, mom

Carrie said...

being a mom is the BEST job ever.

Mrs. Ham said...

i love this. i can't wait- one day, one day! good to see you last night. xo

Kris and Megan said...

this is a great post!! it's true, there is nothing like being a mother and knowing they want YOU over everyone else! and it is so amazing how forgiving they are for our faults too. one last thought- landon says "hold you" too whenever he wants me to hold him. i love it!!

Tyler + Zahara said...

is it a sign I'm a mom when this makes me teary eyed? ha I love this and you are a great mom!

caroline said...

Sweet post! I agree with you and Carrie, being a mom really IS the best job ever and you are a wonderful mom!

mandy harline said...

hope you had a great mother's day!!!

Kendra said...

What a great post. I agreed whole heartedly.