Tuesday, August 17, 2010

11 years of belly laughs cont...

The above photo was taken of Jeff by Camas Washington photographer Angie Beesley. To view more of her work check out her blog http://angiebeesleyphotography.blogspot.com

I always knew I wanted to be a mom. When I thought about what it would be like I imagined the teaching and nurturing I would do.

I was prepared for sleepless nights of endless feedings and even more endless crying Those nights never came and instead I sat quietly by you while you slept like a champion. I was ready for difficult questions that had no real answers but it seemed that you were always satisfied with what I could tell you. I was prepared for moments when I questioned my decision to have kids but I have never had one. There is not one moment I wouldn’t re-live with you.

What I never expected was how much I would learn from you. You have taught me so much about myself and so much about the world. You have taught me how expansive my heart is. When you were born I never imagined I could love someone more. But each day as you grew my heart also grew to include all the new ways I would love you.

I couldn’t imagine how awesome and fun a person you would turn into. One of the only people that can make me laugh until my stomach hurts. From our mommy/baby WWF wrestling when you were a baby to the funny stories we make up trying to one up each other.

I couldn’t be more proud of you then I am and I wouldn’t change anything about you. I am so proud to be your mom and I am thankful everyday for the day you were born.

Happy Birthday!

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