Friday, September 18, 2009
The first day was a get to know you day. It was nice. We had a little container filled with questions, you'd pick one out of the container and answer it. It was fun. I liked the variety and I liked hearing about the other women. One of the questions I got was "If you didn't have your kid for 1 day what would you do?". Honestly the first thing I thought (and so I said it..) was "I had 32 yrs to do whatever I wanted, I love having a kid." I mean yes, I would love to go to the movies. Or sleep for 12 hrs straight...but I will get to do those things again when he's older.
I really love this season of my life. The season where my kid goes to sleep early and I have to stay at home every night. The season where it takes me an hour to get out the front door with nursing, diapers and urping. The season where my LO gets up at 4:00am for a snack and a snuggle. The season where I have to stake every location out for a place to sit and nurse. The season where I may or may not get to church because of naps. The season where I have a kid who thinks I hung the moon. The season where my husband and I laugh at the fun cute stuff Judah does. The season where I weigh more than I would like. The season where I have to see a chiropractor cause having a 21# baby is hard on my body. The season where funny faces and exaggerated movements result in silly giggles. The season where random people talk to you about how sweet your baby is. The season where my heart over flows every other minute from the joy I experience being a mom.
Yes I am a big pile of lovey dovey mush. This is the season I am in. Yes it is filled with sacrifice too but I don't mind. The pay off is more than I ever dreamed.
So Much to Love
I love people. I love bright eyes. I love my sons, Judah & Lucas. I love laughing. I love my ringtone. I love love. I love Jesus. I love tattoos. I love milk. I love creative expression. I love smiles. I love Philippians. I love bridges. I love my house and haven. I love a rainy night. I love doing nothing. I love almonds and banana chips. I love music. I love cowboy hats. I love Anna Maria Island. I love (diet) dr.pepper. I love a good story. I love wildflowers. I love to fly. I love rod iron. I love babies. I love going to the movies. I love midnight. I love allegra. I love sunsets. I love long kisses. I love the color red. I love starshollow. I love community. I love doing life with friends. I love witty banter. I love jessilynn.com. I love my family. I love pretty things. I love cruisin' with my girls. I love remembering when. I love authentic individuals. I love hot tamales. I love when kids giggle. I love Lance. I love bonfires. I love finding people I thought I'd lost. I love yard sales. I love tacobell. I love seeing people do good. I love violins and steel guitar. I love driving to the airport. I love seeing people around me succeed at their dreams. I love being included. I love flipflops. I love blogging. I love long talks. I love dreaming.