It always takes me forever to change the month on the two calendars I have in my house...I forget about them because in this age of technology I don't really use them...I've got my phone or my computer to tell me which day it is...and if I'm making plans then I use a small appt. book that I keep in my purse (archaic, i know).
Today, while flipping my Nikki McClure calendar I noticed that October had the word Mother on it (each month has a different theme). This was particularly noteworthy for me since I will have been a mother for an entire year in 10 days. These last few weeks I've really been thinking about what that means, how quickly the time has gone, how different my life is, and how richly blessed I am. Words can't even begin to do it justice.
Today I am thankful for being able to become a Mother, for surviving the first year and picking up a whole new skill set- where juggling Wes has become second nature, for the gift God has given me by entrusting me with Wesley's precious little life, for an amazing, joyful son!
While I was out running errands for you-know-who's birthday party it was rainy and cold and I was reminded of my highschool PE teacher who wore shorts pretty much everyday, rain or shine. Crotzer, I think it was...anyway, Wes was wearing a bright orange vest today and it reminded me how Crotzer used to force us to go outside despite the cold and would tell us to keep our core warm because then at least your heart would be pumping warm blood to your extremeties. Good to know I applied that to the care of my boy...and now I might write a book- Everything I need to know I learned in PE?