I remember when we thought our new little baby would never arrive... and then you showed up a month early.
I remember when I thought we would never sleep again... and then you slept through the night.
I remember when you would spit up all the time, on everything ... and then suddenly you didn't, and I don't even remember when it stopped.
I remember when you did nothing but lay there looking cute... and then you were rolling over, sitting up, pulling up, crawling and walking in the blink of an eye.
I remember when you would cry, drool and stick everything in your mouth because of teething... and now you have 12 tiny teeth!
I remember when we thought your daddy's deployment would never end... and then he got back just in time to see you take your first steps.
I remember when new born clothes were too big... and now you're wearing size 3T.
I remember when I would nurse you 10-12 times a day... and then just before you went to sleep... and during the night... and when you woke up... and eventually just for 5 minutes at bedtime... and then we were done.
I remember when I thought your hair would never come in... and now I'm struggling each morning to get it contained in pigtails and clippies.
I remember when you couldn't even support your head... and now you do circus acrobatics off the couch.
I remember when you turned one... and now you're less than six months away from your second birthday!
I remember when I thought you were the most beautiful, perfect little girl... and that hasn't changed.
|New dresses Cole picked out for us as a surprise for Mother's Day morning!|
Being your mom, Grace, has been nothing short of amazing. I love how it has changed me and changed our lives. It makes me realize how much I owe to my mom for everything she's taught me and continues to teach me. Our time together seems ever-fleeting, but I cherish every moment.
Happy Mother's Day, Mom!