thursday i wore the smallest of my most adored accessories on my hip for the majority of the day. it was glorious.
garrett is in what seems to be the never-ending process of teething. this means i get even more cuddle time as motherly love seems to be the preferential cure for his discomfort.
it really is flattering.
i've always known that i wanted to be a mother. i may have tried it out a bit early with my own siblings. i was constantly reminded that i in fact was NOT the mother of my mother's children.
i still catch myself on occasion being a little too maternal with some of them. for that i apologize.
but what i am getting at is that i love being a mother. i can't imagine loving anything more. sure i feel crazy some days. some nights bedtime can't come soon enough. but i would never wish for a different life. i feel so blessed to be able to stay home with my boys. it is wonderful.
i like to think that mothering is in my blood. i come from a long line of exemplary women who i love and admire. i'm proud of who i am and where i come from. i have several shortcomings i know, but i think that each day i'm getting a little bit closer to where i'd like to be.
i sported another accessory yesterday that i cherish.
it belonged to my dad's mom, my grandma butler. it became mine when she passed away seven years ago. she's one of the women i am referring to. she was such a devoted wife and mother. i miss her dearly.
i hope to be like her.
i still feel her love. i always will.
she was such an amazing woman.