May 23, 2014

Blessings of a Stay at Home Mama




Last picture of his baby curls...

A younger version of myself never saw this life that I'm living in the future. I always thought I will get my education, get married, have children and go back to work as soon as I could. Little did I know that God had different plans for me. Being stay at home mom has its challenges but it's such a huge blessing. There are so many things I enjoy that need to be documented before I forget how precious this time of my life is.

The best part about being with my child 24/7 is seeing the little things he does as he changes and grows. I notice how he goes from dependent-on-me-for-all-things baby to independent boy. I see how his personality starts to show through and he becomes a fully functional member of our family. I love seeing him grow into a little man, attempt things on his own, like certain food and dislike others, categorically object to me leaving him and talk up a storm.

I'm amazed when all the teaching and repeating things over and over again finally pays off. After a million 'please' and 'thank you's he finally says something and it seems like there is nothing more precious in the world. I'm surprised when he randomly brings something into garbage without me telling him, or knows where the place of a certain item is. Those are the moments when every difficult moment and sleepless night is worth it.

I adore his slobbery kisses and hugs, and the fact that I'm his first love. He sees only me, wants me, and although it gets annoying at times, I treasure this time of closeness. Don't get me wrong, I like my personal space and alone time but that boy just knows how to melt my heart into a huge puddle of mush. He is a hugger but not s cuddler, if that makes sense. He will come up and give me a huge bear hug, after he jumps on me a little. But he will not stay passed two seconds because frankly he's too busy and has got to go.

Time is fleeting and life is so short. I cherish the time I get to spend one-on-one with my son. I'm raising a human being, a future leader, husband and father - that has got to count for something more than the career I'm missing or the dress I can't fit into. Motherhood is a great joy, and there is nothing in the world I would rather be doing right now.


8 comments :

  1. I agree, as a stay at home mom myself it has it's good and bad days. But each day I wake up praying that God gives me patience and joy. Have a good weekend.

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  2. That is so adorable, I don't have kids yet and I haven't put much thought on what I'm going to do when the time comes, but yes I can see how becoming a full time mommy can be one of the best experiences in life. Your son is so cute!!!
    XOXO

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  3. Such a sweet post! It's true, we plan plan plan & then God puts a direction in our life that we never saw coming. I hope I get the chance to stay home with my children one day! And, where did that big boy come from!? So cute!
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  4. Such a lovely post!

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  5. What a cutie!

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  6. This is so sweet Anna. You are so fortunate to have the ability to stay home and raise your son. He is so cute, loved his curls!!!

    Amber
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  7. First of all he is adorable and I love his onesie. A little nautical inspiration right there.

    Loved reading this post because it's like you read my mind. Being a Stay-at-home-Mom comes with its set of challenges but I treasure it so much especially now that they are so little. Seeing my baby girl grow and her personality emerge more and more each day is such a gift to me!!

    <3 Ada & Vivian to you and Jonathan.

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