Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Let me tell you about...

One of my favorite people in the world....my adorable little boy! After filling out the survey about my husband a few weeks ago, I decided that Will deserves a blog all about him as well (or at least another one, since the majority of this blog is about him anyway).
Over the past 2+ years, I have watched Will go from a quiet, calm newborn

To a very active, often hyper, talkative little boy.

For the first few months of his life, my days were spent feeding him, changing him, and putting him to sleep, with an hour or two of playtime in-between.

When I went back to school for a year, I handed over the majority of the responsibility to my family, who graciously took wonderful care of him so I could fulfill my dream of getting a college degree. Of course, in my absence, Will continued to grow and learn new things every day.

I missed being with him while I sat in boring lectures and taking annoying finals. Luckily, once that diploma was in my hand, I could take back that responsibility and focus on being a full-time, stay-at-home mother, another dream I was longing to fulfill. One sad part about the whole going back to school thing is that I lost about a year of my son's life. Sure, I had been with him in the mornings and the evenings for a few hours, but I missed the opportunity to just sit and watch him play and learn. So now I am determined to make up for that time and be there for every experience of my son's life, as well as any other children that might come in the future. Being a mother is definitely the hardest thing I have ever had to do in my life, and I have had a time or two (or twenty) where I wonder what I was thinking, and if I can really do this. But all I have to do is look into that sweet face, or hear "I love you Mommy," and I realize that I wouldn't trade going to play groups, or giving baths, or reading the same book over and over again for anything in the world. Having Will is the best thing that's ever happened to me, and I love my little stinker more than anything.

*I realize this post is really long and picture-heavy. I hope you enjoyed reading it nonetheless!


PHYLLIS said...

What a fun picture blog of a fast growing little boy and loving mother comments also. Great, Kristin!

Paul & Sarah said...

Kristin, thanks for sharing this. It's funny, his personality has sure developed and matured, but as far as I'm concerned, he hasn't changed in appearance much at all. He was the same little Will then as he is now. But with a little more hair. :) He's a cutie!
I really have to say how much I admire you for what you've accomplished! I'm sure I have no idea how hard that was for you to finish your degree, so congratulations to you again! What a great role model you are to him! Isn't it wonderful being a full-time mom?

The Ballard Family said...

Very fun! You are a great mom. I know that must have been hard to finish up your degree, but no regrets. You are doing awesome!

Mary said...

I did enjoy reading it, and Will is just such a big boy now!!