Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Happy Mother's Day - a little early

While coming up on Mother’s Day this weekend it’s natural to be thinking about your mom.  I’m very excited my mom and grandma are actually going to be here to visit this weekend.  It’s the first mother’s day in a long time that I’ve been able to actually be with my mom.

However, that’s not what I’m thinking about today.  I’ve been thinking about the new mom in my family, my beautiful wife.  She’s been a mom for almost 9 months now.  For someone with so little experience, she sure is doing an awesome job.  She takes care of our little girl constantly.  She’s always thinking ahead to what her needs will be tomorrow, next week, or even months from now.  She reads books and articles to try and stay ahead of Emily’s upcoming changes so we’re not surprised by anything.  She wakes up multiple times a night just to peak at her on the monitor and make sure she’s still breathing.  She’s always responsible for making sure she’s eating healthy.  She gets the privilege of praying with her every night as she feeds her before putting her to bed.  She sings to her every night before putting her to bed.  She takes her to the babysitter every morning before going to work and picks her up immediately afterwards.  She takes the time to play with her, love on her, cuddle with her, read to her, and educate her.  She never lets Emily leave the house without a bow on her head and perfectly matching clothes.  She’ll give up sleep for her baby.  She’ll get puked on, pooped on, peed on, sneezed on, and spit up on for her baby.  She willingly sacrifices any free time she has for the benefit of her family.  She’s been a mom for nine months and already deserves the mom of the century award.

Our little Emily is too young to understand how incredibly blessed she is to have the mom that she does.  She doesn’t yet comprehend how much her mom loves her and cares for her.  Emily doesn’t even have the words yet to express any feelings she has for her mom.  But, I know for sure if she could understand those things right now she’d have nothing but love and admiration for her mom.  I know if she could verbalize those feelings she’d have so many loving things to say to her mom.  Since she can’t say those things, I’ll have to say them for her. 

Thank you for loving our little girl so selflessly.  Thank you for teaching me how to be a parent.  Thank you for all you do for our family every single day.  Thank you for showing Jesus to our little girl.  Emily is so blessed to have you as a mom.  You will be such a great role model to her for how to raise her own children.  I love you so much and it’s obvious that Emily does as well.  I know I’m a few days early, but Happy Mother’s Day. 
New mommy

Bath time with mommy

Snuggle time with mommy

Santa pictures with mommy

Mommy taking care of a sick Emily

I love my mommy!

1 comment:

  1. SO SWEET! And he is right on every word! You are an amazing mom Jennifer. I love you so much!