still, it makes me so sad to think about how quickly it's all going. i know that might sound crazy to anyone who's not a mama yet. he's still a baby, afterall. EVERYONE has said how fast it goes, but i just don't think you can be prepared for that until you're experiencing it first hand.
i want him to stay my little baby forever. i don't want him to lose his chubby baby legs or his gummy smile. i want him to continue cooing and chatting to himself in the backseat while we're driving. i want to see that huge grin each morning when i go into his room to get him from his crib.
it's bittersweet. there's that tension between wanting everything to stay the same but being excited for the future.
i want to hear bennett say "mama" for the first time. i want to watch his first steps. i want to go to his first t-ball game and cheer as loud as i can while runs the bases. i want to see him develop a relationship with the Lord.
how do you *truly* savor the moments? how do you avoid the painful sense of "i missed it" or "it passed me by"? i suppose no one really has the answer to that. i guess pictures can help, right?
|loves chewing on his foam letters (and pretty much anything else he can get his little hands on!)|
|used to HATE bathtime when he was littler, but now he loves to splash and kick his legs in the water|
|yep, that happened- they love each other, what can i say?|
|love that scrunched nose smile.|
|gotta show some love for george, too :)|
we chose Psalm 25:5 as bennett's life verse:
"guide me in your ways and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long."