Wednesday, December 10, 2008

My Life

I could not be happier. When John and I first got married he wanted kids bad. I wanted to wait 5 years. We compromised and waited 3 years. I love my sleep, I even liked being selfish sometimes, I like doing what I wanted...I didn't want to give that up. Selfish, wasn't it? I never could have known that it's worth it. Even with the pregnancy I had - I can't wait to have more. From the second Levi was born I was in love with being his mom. The sleepless nights were tough, the demands of breastfeeding every 3 hours around the clock, and not having the option to do what I wanted, when I wanted, was new territory. However, I have never once look back and longed for the days before Levi. My parents have always told us that every age is better than the one before, they have always lived by example of cherishing every second with us. I know that has shaped who I am as a mother and wife. My mom would tell me how she cherished every second she had with us a babies when we would wake up in the night to be fed. Levi is amazing. I can't believe we have been blessed with such a blessing. What did I do to deserve this amazing life as John's wife and Levi's mom? I couldn't ask for more (well, maybe some more amazing little ones!!)!! I am so thankful that as I look back I loved every second. I didn't long for the next stage - I cherished the present. What a gift my parents have given me and our family. I know I wouldn't be the type of parent who enjoys it ALL. I would hate the sleepiness, the monotony and long for my selfish days - I would hate the continual inconveniences that now are my life. The legacy they have laid is priceless.

1 comment:

be_a_Mary said...

awwww. such sweet reflections. i do think this time, when they are babies, is SO precious and it passes by so quickly. sometimes i just want to freeze it and tuck it in my pocket. ;)