Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

I still can't believe that Mother's day is now a day for me. To me being a Mommy has been a complete joy, better than I ever imagined. I love Ava so much at times I don't see how my heart does not explode. I read a poem about being a mom and these are a few things I never experienced until the wonderful day God gave Ava to me.

Before I was a mom:
1. I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin, Ava's crinkle nose always does me in!
2. I never just watched anything sleep.
3. I never knew the feeling of my heart being outside of my body.
4. I never fully understood the bond between a mother and a child.
5. I never, I mean never got up in the middle of the night just to make sure she was okay!
6. I never got tears in my eyes because of the smallest things. (Like when Ava finally sucked through a straw. We were in a restaurant and I let out a shout of praise. I bet people thought I was crazy!)
7. I never know something could affect our lives so much!

On Friday, Jarred and I watched The Blind Side. I LOVED the movie! In so many ways, the mom of the movie reminded me of myself. I tend to take charge and sometimes have been known to speak my mind. There was a part in the movie that touched my heart. It might surprise you that it is not a scene that may have impacted others. The part was when Big Mike walked into the library to study and his sister was there with her friends. I had tears streaming down my face as she got up and went to study with him. I looked at Jarred and said that I hope I raise my girl to have such a heart. A heart that cares and serves others. As I went to bed that night I prayed that God would help me teach those areas to my daughter!

I thank God for blessing me with Ava. I pray that I will the best Mommy to her.Happy Mother's day to my Mama too! I learned from the best. Thanks Mom for always taking such good care of Ash and I. We are so lucky that God gave us to you. I love you!


  1. Mothers Day is a joy!! I am glad you had a super one!! Happy Mother's Day!!

  2. Happy Mother's Day! Such beautiful pictures. Ava is truly lucky to have such a wonderful mom like you. Hope your day was wonderful!

  3. What a sweet post! Yes, being a mother totally changes everything but it is the most wonderful experience imaginable! Your sweet Ava is so beautiful!

    I absolutely LOVE The Blind Side. I know the exact scene you are talking about! It made me emotional too.

    Have a great week!

  4. Happy LATE Mother's Day to you.... Ava is SO beautiful, and your post was so sweet!!! Ava is lucky to have a mommy like you.



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