mother's day

Monday, May 11, 2015

I spent my second Mother's Day saying goodbye to my family (this gets harder every time), seeing old friends, and driving ten hours with a 15-month-old. If you haven't combined your baby and a road trip, you haven't really lived. Or you're just a heck of a lot smarter than me.

Between scream-singing with Grahm and drooling on the front seat during one of many naps (I'm an excellent road trip buddy), I quietly mused on the life-changing whirlwind of motherhood. There are many aspects of caring for a wild child I could describe for you (lots of poop, lots of Ritz crackers), how I've changed as a person (lots of being covered in poop or Ritz crackers), and how much my heart has swelled with love (despite the poop and Ritz crackers) for a tiny red-head.

But one of my favorite parts of having a sweet baby is watching my family and friends love her. This last week in Nashville, my family spoke my love language of diaper changes and REM cycles. They loved on Sawyer, changed her diapers, took her to the park, fed her (no small feat), and let me sleep till glorious 9 o'clock. (No wonder it's hard coming back home.)

I am so lucky to be Sawyer's mother and to have so many wonderful people in my life who love my baby just as much as I do.


Kaysie said...

Glad you got to take this trip. I love the face she makes in so many pictures -- funny like her mama :)

Erin LFF said...

She is so adorable!! I'm so glad you've got a wonderful, big family that loves on her and gives you a tiny break too ;)

Sami said...

I spy Stillwater ;)

Alana Livingston said...

Hooray for getting to visit home! I'm sure your family loved having you guys there!

Whitney Alison said...

Haha! Road tripping with Boomer was insane. We went from Ohio to Tennessee with her when she was a little over a year and I was like...why did we do this?!?!?! Glad you survived and got to spend time with your family :)