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Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009


What a big year.

The year I became a mother for the second time.
The year I discovered the wonder and beauty of breastfeeding for the first time.

The year I felt more love for my daughter than I had ever before.

The year I fell in love with another man.
My little man.
Who never stops smiling.

The most exhausting year of my life.

The year that I was pushed to my limits like never before.
The year of personal growth like never before.

The year I became more of myself than I have ever been.

The year I became more of an earth mother than I have ever been.
The year I embraced the earth muffin in me.

The year my husband cooked.
And cooked.
And cooked.

The year my house looked like I would have never imagined I would have let it look like.
Like an explosion of love and clutter.

The year I dropped my standards of cleanliness and neatness.

For the sake of my own self preservation.

The year I fell in love with my family.
Again.

What a year.

I am tired.
Really tired.

And happy.

And grateful.

And so blessed.

Thank you for 2009.

Amen.

Beautiful grace

On Monday, my little girl completed her journey around the sun for the fourth time.


Annabella.

Beautiful grace.

What a fitting name for a beautiful soul.

Gentle of heart.
Strong of spirit.

Wise beyond her years.

So smart.
So funny.

Forgiving.
Nurturing.
Kind.
Beautiful.

Inside.

And outside.

I could not ask for more in a child.

The perfect child.

My child.

My beautiful grace.

I love you.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A glimpse of our Christmas









I hope your Christmas was as peaceful and beautiful as ours.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Today I cried


I held my son
And cried

Because I love him

I love him so much
So much that my heart sings
And my heart breaks

And he let me hold him
While I cried

For my perfect life

And my perfect moment with my perfect son

The most perfect gift

To be a mother

I am so grateful
I love
Every day
Every moment

My life

The blessings in my life

Thank you

Monday, December 14, 2009

Joy and wonder


I am in awe of this little person

This little angel of mine

I can watch him play the whole day
The way he examines every object
The intense focus
The curiosity

The discovery of the world
By little hands
And eyes
And mouth

He is so beautiful

I get to spend every day with him

I am so lucky

So lucky, I tell you

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Peace


This hangs in our dining room.

It is a reminder.

To be still.
To breathe.

To live each moment in the moment.

And to have peace in our hearts.

And in our home.

I hope you are finding peace.
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