The Adventure Starts Here: It's The Little Things | What it means to be a mom!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

It's The Little Things | What it means to be a mom!

photo by Kristen Boylan Photography

With Mother's Day this weekend, it has me thinking about how much I love being a mom.  As long as I can remember, I've always wanted to be a mom.  Not only did I want to be a mom, but one that stays home and that is super involved with their kids' lives.  I know many women worry about losing themselves and their identity when they become a mom, but honestly, I have no problem with that and love that my life revolves around Noah.  Maybe it's because I really look up to my mom and hope to be half the mother she was to us, and that's how she always was with us.  We were, and still are, her world.  There isn't a single thing that she wouldn't do for us.

1 day old

I assume I would be like this regardless, but since getting pregnant with Noah didn't come easily, I feel an even greater honor that I get to be his mom and experience life through his eyes.  I feel that being mom is all about sacrifice and providing your child a beautiful life full of love.  Chris and I are so thankful that we were blessed with this amazing little boy.  We love coming up with new and fun things to do with Noah... we truly love spending all of our time with him.

6 months old

Noah made me a mommy.  The most important title I will ever have.  Some nights as I'm rocking him to sleep I just stare at him and fight back happy tears.  While we have our moments and there are days that I can't wait for nap or bed time, the majority of the time we are having so much fun together.  Noah has such a sweet soul and I'm happy to be able to spend each and every day with him!  He really is my best bud!

1 year old

As most mothers will tell you, it's the hardest but most fulfilling job they've ever had.  While some days can seem long and I'm exhausted by the end of the day, I am so proud to watch Noah grow and feel like I am a big part of that.  It makes me smile and my heart swell every time he does something new and I see how pleased he is with himself.  It makes me feel pretty special when a hug from me is the only thing that will make him stop crying.  I love that he needs to play with my hair to soothe himself or go to sleep.  And while it would be nice to eat, pee, or shower in peace once in a while, I love that he wants to be with me at all times.  One day this won't be the case and I will definitely miss it!

18 months old

Make sure to stop by Jess' blog for the link up!  


  1. So cute. Enjoy your Mothers Day on Sunday!

  2. Found you through the link up. I hope your mother's day is wonderful!

    Liz → {sundays with sophie}

  3. The time goes by so fast, youre wise to cherish ALL the moments, good and not so good. I have a 4 year old and about to be 1 year old and I'm not sure how that happened ha!

  4. this is so sweet! Lawter just turned 1 last week and I still can't believe how the time has flown by- you're so right, soak it up!!

  5. So, so sweet! That picture of baby Noah at 1 day old kills me. So little!!!
    I agree with so much of this and truly love being a mom!

  6. Aw this made me tear up! It is so special, isn't it?


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