11.03.2011

feeling thankful

I've been feeling pretty nostalgic lately. I think it's because I can look back now at this exact time last year and remember how life was with my newborn. It's amazing how much can change in just one year. Last year for Halloween we were sitting on our front porch with a tiny boy dressed in pumpkin footies...this year we were chasing a running garden gnome! 

The other night something reminded me of how I was feeling at this point last year. I was a mess. Not because of the whole new mom thing, but because I knew maternity leave was flying by faster than I could imagine. I remember that pit in my stomach I would get every single Monday morning...I was counting how many Mondays I had left with Grayson. I remember putting G down for a nap when he was about 8 weeks old & just sitting at the foot of my bed sobbing. Ben walked in & probably thought I was losing it. I remember crying to him that I wanted to be the one that put him down for his nap; I wanted to be the one that saw that sweet smile when he woke up.
 
Maybe it's because it's November & the season of Thanks or maybe it's just God pulling at my heart to make me realize how blessed I really I am. I don't know. I'm just SO thankful that I am now the one that does get to put Grayson down for his nap; thankful that I get to see that toothy grin when he wakes up.  It's not an easy job, by any means, but I wouldn't change it for the world. 

What are you thankful for?

5 comments:

Ashley Paige said...

love this :)

the workaholic momma said...

this is so sweet!!! I've feel like I've been doing the same thing as of late...remembering where we were a year ago and having no clue how quickly Addie would grow up!!

Happy Thursday!

Savannah said...

So sweet! I'm sure being a SAHM is very difficult at times, but what a treasure to be able to always do the simple things like put him down for a nap. They just grow up too fast!

jeannie said...

I am thankful for you :)

Shelli Ryan said...

Love this post! You're very blessed and so is Grayson to have such a great momma!!