14 March 2011

pride & joy

I've been a Mother now for 13 wonderful months (22 if you count pregnancy)! And most of the time, I still have a hard time believing that Bennett is my baby. Well, our baby, my Husband & I :)


Do you ever just look at your child..... there little hands, little feet, little teeth -- and just tear up?? I do. All of the time. He's this perfect little being and we created him! You'd think that by now, I would be used the to the fact that I have a baby. But really, I'm not! It's still so surreal to me that such a blessing has come to us. That God has trusted us with such a pure & innocent life.I am grateful.

I am so proud to call this little guy my son. He brings me SO much happiness. I just really needed to express that today. I love him so much.

31 comments:

Tiffany said...

oh, girl! I feel the exact same way! I cry often when I look at Maddox & think of him being mine forever! it's an overwhelming feeling of complete joy :)

alexis said...

It truely is amazing how two people create this being... how you grow this being from 2 microscopic cells... it's unfathomable... it's amazing :-)

Joy said...

I lOve this post! So sweet! And Bennett is such a cutie! I'm so happy for you and your family. And yea I tear up some times thinking of my daughter being MY daughter and her little hands that look just like her dads and her cute little hair that's growing (Finally!).

Your family is so beautiful!

Ashley Sisk said...

Awwww such a sweet post and these pictures are gorgeous.

Amy said...

I love those pictures, and those teeth..what a smile!

Mommy R. said...

i know exactly how you feel! i am always starring at my children in awe of there perfection! and there are days i can't believe that i have 2 kiddos! blows my mind sometimes! my youngest is 14 months...bennett and owen are very close in age!! :-)

Jennifer said...

I love this post :)
I definatly know the feeling! And my first baby is almost 4! I look at them both and i am just in awe...

nicole. said...

That feeling NEVER goes away. My daughter will be 15 this month - and I still look at her like that.

The Best of Both Worlds said...

I tear up all the time! They rae such a precious gift! Your little man is adorable!

melissa d. said...

what a sweet post mandy!

he is so so cute! his smile totally melts me to a puddle!

Nikki said...

Love it. He is so adorable!

Lindsi said...

I feel this way all the time. This feeling will never go away! In fact, I cried on her first day of PREschool! I got teary eyed watching her sing with her classmates in their Christmas show, and it was only 20 minutes long! Trust me, you will never get used to it...it will hit you out of no where, but like you said;; it's the best!

Shoni said...

Yes...yes, I feel this way all the time. My little guy just turned 18 months old and I am still in shock that he's mine. And I'm 21 weeks pregnant with number 2. Soon, he won't be the baby-but he'll always be my baby. It's just incredible. I don't know if you did this, but when I was pregnant, I focused so much on how life would be during those first few newborn months, that I am in shock now that he's older and starting to act like a little boy. I can only imagine how I'll feel when he's 5, 10, 15, and older.

Have a great day (despite all this rain) with your little one. :)

Jen said...

I find myself in awe of Jae ALL the time. They are little blessings, aren't they?
Your Bennett Boy is so darn handsome, girl!

Love this post.

Heather M said...

He sooo handsome! I feel ya girl, I look at my little guy in awe, I just hold him and Thank God for giving me such a beautiful gift! Being a Mom is pretty amazing!

Courtney K. said...

So sweet!! :) He is a doll! Love his beautiful eyes!

Jeska said...

Oh so sweet :) And the photos are absolutely stunning, made for a magazine.

Jessica said...

awww so sweet! I have a 2 year old and I still tear up looking at her. I don't think that will ever go away, I think I will always look at her in awe. I just can't believe that this little girl is all MINE (well I share her with the hubby LOL) I love this post!

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Tara said...

So sweet, I feel that way all the time. I just look at him in amazement that I could do something so wonderful? How is it possible that he came from me? It is really so amazing. :)

Kelly said...

I love this post. You definitely captured how I feel about my son! I still have a hard time believing he is mine!

♡ Ambrosia said...

On the 29 of this month, I have been a mother for an entire decade. My oldest son Brysonn will be turning 10...I STILL look at him {and my 2 other sons} and get teary eyed. I dont think that ever goes away. <3

Lauren said...

SO sweet I think as mothers we will all have those moments the rest of our lives! It is such a special gift to raise children and you are an incredible mama! xoxo

ADSchill said...

It is indeed a blessing.

I am glad to have him in my life.

Amber said...

I totally understand what you are talking about. B is will be 1 year old in a few weeks, so I have been reflecting a lot. Many days I still can't believe I get to be his momma and that he loves and his and did sooooo much!!!

Brooke said...

i love doing this when my daughter is sleeping in my arms. I just look at every part of her and can't believe I had a part in all of that. I still can't even belive I'm a mom! ha

rachel said...

my husband and I feel the same way. often while we're all at dinner, and there's so much noise and talking and the kids are excited and everything chris and I will look at each other and say, "we MADE them!" amazing, isn't it?

Taylor said...

Such a beautiful post!! :)

Rj and Jessie said...

Exactly how I feel!

Casey Martinez said...

He really is such a cutie patootie! I could see why you would enjoy being his mama soooo much!! ;0

Courtney B said...

Ooooh I loved this post! You (as in you and Husband) have the most precious little boy!!
Is it weird that we don't have kids yet but I tear up with the idea that the Lord will trust us with innocent spirits someday?! I can't wait to experience being a mommy!!

adriel, from the mommyhood memos said...

oh, what a sweet sweet post. and these photos are some of my faves of yours YET. love them.