Monday, March 10, 2008

For Tricia

I was on Nate's blog a couple of days ago, and he requested that we Mama's out there make a list for Tricia. The list idea was inspired by THIS post. It's funny how we often get busy with life and forget that when we have children, sometimes EVERY SINGLE DAY can hold a "first". We should treasure them all....here's just a few that I treasure:

  • Struggling to get the baby in the carseat for the first time, then being a nervous wreck on the way home from the hospital because "no one knows how to drive anymore!"
  • Her first "real" bath.
  • Looking over at night, watching her breathe.
  • Seeing her first tooth FINALLY poking through her gums.
  • Watching her try new foods.
  • Hearing her say "Mama" or "Daddy".
  • Hearing her say, "I love you".
  • Brushing her hair.
  • Kissing boo-boos.
  • The sound of little feet padding down the hallway.
  • Heartfelt hugs and slobbery kisses.
  • Comforting a broken heart.
  • Being comforted when your heart is broken.
  • Hearing her sing songs she learned at church.
  • Reading the same books so many times that you no longer need the books anymore, you can just recite the words from memory.
  • Watching her stare in wonder at Christmas lights (and snow, if you're fortunate enough to live somewhere that gets it).
  • Snuggling.
  • Seeing her light up when Mommy/Daddy enters the room.
  • Planning her wedding (it's NEVER to early to start, and since she's your daughter, YOU get to pay for it...better start saving now).

Well, those are a few of my favorites....I could go on and on, but sooner or later, you'll lose interest.

5 comments:

Destini said...

Very nice list! It is amazing the little things that you don't realize you will come to treasure when you first see the little stick turn pink! Praying for you as always...

Lutz Family in OK said...

beautiful list, wonderful treasures!

I am Heather...creator of all things crafty! said...

You forgot one VERY important one: naked big wheel riding....

I am Heather...creator of all things crafty! said...

You forgot one VERY important one: naked big wheel riding....

I am Heather...creator of all things crafty! said...

sorry for the double post, stupid blogger.it's ticking me off tonite.