Monday, May 13, 2013

Mother's Day

Mother's Day was pretty perfect this year. My whole family was together for the first time since last summer. Everyone was in town to see sweet little Madden get blessed. He seriously is the sweetest! He's so snuggly and such a little lovey baby. I'd be lying if I said he didn't make me want another NOW! Patience Kendyle. Patience.

Anyway...the day was lovely. Bridger went to nursery for the first time (a couple months early) and loved it. Church was great. The whole extended family came over for dinner, which was delicious. And we finished the evening eating See's chocolates, opening presents, and laying around outside on the hammock.

I am one of the lucky ones. I get to be the mom to the most fun, happy, loving, darling, energetic, and smart little boy. Bridger really is the light in my life. My days are happy because of him, and I can't remember what life was like before he was a part of our little family. Isn't that weird? Seriously though, what did we do with all that TIME?? Being a mom has been hard at times (of course), but it's also been the most rewarding thing I've done. It has made me more loving and patient. I know that I was meant to be a mother. Nothing in my life gives me more satisfaction than watching Bridger learn, grow, and thrive. I'm going to take a little credit for that, too! I love being a mom. Love, love, love it.

I'm also lucky to have been raised by such a loving mother. My mom is my best friend. I can count on one hand the amount of times that we have had little "tiffs." And I can't even remember them specifically, but I know there has to have been less than five. She is the reason that I feel successful in being a mom, myself. She is such a loving, caring, compassionate, and understanding parent. She set the tone for our family, and continues to do so. She is a teacher. I have watched her for years, and have implemented parenting techniques in my own life. (I can't wait until I can duct tape my kids together when they aren't getting along--that's my favorite!) I love her, and I love that she continues to be a central figure in my life. She is an example to me in more ways that I can count, and if I can measure up to her in even just a few things, I will consider myself golden!

Love you to the moon Mom!

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