Thursday, May 26, 2011

then & now

(I plan on doing random posts with pictures of Eliza. I got the idea from a photographer at http://www.willettedesigns.com/. She called it "the joy of love" and did a month's worth of unique picture ideas. Just had to give credit where credit is due!)

Monday, May 9, 2011

My First Mother's Day

Yesterday was my first Mother's Day. Aaron and Eliza sent me on a treasure hunt to find some Snicker's ice cream. We also had dinner with my family and skyped with Aaron's family and with my missionary brother. So it was a good day!
I feel so lucky to be a mom. I received an email forward last week that made me teary eyed because of it's truth. I cut out the parts that I liked best.

Before I was a mom, I never tripped over toys and I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous. I never held down a screaming child so 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. I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put her down. I never felt my heat 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 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 and happy. I had never gotten up every 1o 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. But that was before I was a mom.