Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Being a mom...

has changed my life. Duh. But it's changed my life in ways I never would have thought about before. A friend of my from bf group posted a little forward on Mother's Day about how being a mom changes you. So, as I was making Jack some more applesauce and pearsauce tonight (the kid can go though some fruit!) in a quiet house, I got to thinking about my own list. Here goes!

Being a mom has made me...

*make sleep a priority. I never really thought about sleep before I didn't get any.

*care more about the environment. All the sudden I'm looking up chlorine free wipes and cloth diapers. Don't get carried away... I said looking up, we're not ready to make that particular plunge. Apparently, I'm turning "crunchy."

*feel a more intense love than I can even understand.

*pray more.

*worry more.

*laugh more.

*talk for 45 minutes about "that look he just gave me" or "the way he curls his toes up." Like anyone but me cares.

*really think about what I put in my/his body. I never took note of all the crap I ate, and I don't just mean my McDonald's breakfast habit. I mean all the preservatives, etc. in my food. When you think about it... ick!

*feel more thankful than at any other point in my life.

*appreciate my mom and dad in an entirely new way.

*enjoy simple acts that make me feel like I'm a provider- making baby food, spending hours designing Jack's playroom in my mind, and yes, even doing dishes.

*want to make a difference in the world, so that can be the legacy I pass down to my son.

The list could go on and on. But, I'm sure you all have better thinks to do than read my endless rambling. On a side note, Mike is with is family tonight in his grandmother's hospital room. She is not doing well, and may not make it through the night. If you are inclined, pray that God's plan will be carried out, whatever that might be, and that his family have peace in this time.

Now, goodnight! Just kidding, I wouldn't end a post without a picture!

1 comment:

Dustybug said...

I was nodding emphatically with all of your points. Being a mommy is just one of those things that you don't really get until you ARE a mommy. Your little guy is so darn cute!