Sunday, January 25, 2009

Nothing Like LOVE

I've said many times to my friends and family that
"life sometimes deals you a hand that you weren't
expecting, and you've just gotta figure out a way to play"...
But.......Boy I had no idea how all of our lives would change when Little Brady came into our world.
I told Brook and Brent over the holidays that they have taught me so much about how to be a better mother to Brady. Their experiences, giggles, tears, upset moments, and all the happiness along the way have been a lesson. There is just nothing in all the world that can take the place of being a mother.
It's the hardest and best thing I've ever done.
But, I also tell them that Brady has made me a better mother to them. He has reminded me of the "little joys" that we sometimes take for granted. But most importantly he shows me daily that life passes by too quickly.
The things that seem like such a big deal at the time-
you will look back on and wish for a tiny part of them again.
I'd love a bunch of loud boys who eat all my food and throw their sweaty gym bags down in my entry way. I'd love a silly slumber party where we get all the hair products we own
out and do make-overs.
The mess and magic of those moments
I now look back on in a much different way.....
So, Brook's clean laundry I just folded piled in her floor right along with the dirty, and the oh so scary driving lessons we've been doing.....
I remind myself I will someday miss.
The 10 loads of laundry coming home from college, and the grades that weren't the greatest somehow took on a whole new meaning. Because in the end it's a child knowing they are loved (even when they aren't always loveable) that makes all the difference.


darla said...

amen! i just 'feel' everything you write, it's like we are going through the same phase where you realize how precious it really all is...i think you do a better job of saying it- but i 'feel' ya sister.

Jenny Wilson said...

I just wanted to thank you for your so sweet comment the other day. I actually thought of you as I was holding Walker and I held him just a little longer because you reminded me how quickly this time passes. So thank you for the kind words and for reminding me to savor each moment.