Monday, April 27, 2009

Melting hearts...


Drip drip drip...



Do you hear that? Its my heart melting. My daughter, 9 months old, has officially started saying Mama.

It's the best feeling in the entire world, hands down. Even the times I know she's just saying it, just talking like she says "ba ba" or "ga ga", its delicious to hear! But other times, like the other night...
I was laying on our bed with my husband and Little Miss was crawling around between us, pulling up on our jeans, just wallowing and drooling and having fun with us. I look over and she crawls toward me, all bull-dog with her arms out to the side, scrambling up me and says "MAMA MA MA MA MA" and I squeal and say "ohhhh that's the sweetest sound I've ever heard in my entire life!"

Hubby, jokingly, says "Well I guess the words 'will you marry me' don't count as the best anymore, huh?"

Then Little Miss changed paths, clambored up on him, and said "da-da-da-da."

He got all mushy and melty and I said "uh huh, so I guess my 'yes' doesn't count much anymore either, huh?" LOL!!

Yep. Little Miss has stolen our hearts, and guess what? We don't mind a bit. =)

What was a favorite milestone in your son or daughter's life? The moment that really just made you go "ooooohh THIS is what being a mom is all about!!"


Erica Vetsch said...


The heart-melting moments in parenting are so numerous they're like pearls on a string.

The first time your child brings you a dandelion bouquet.

The first time they read a book aloud to you - even if it is just reciting a board book they've memorized through hearing you read it to them so often.

The first time they do their chores without being told.

Magical stuff!

Georgiana said...

When they were finally all potty trained!!!

LOL, JK. Um, there are really too many to mention nowadays, and I guess each child has their own special moment. Being a mom is the best gift! That's when you know God loves you--because He gives you children to love :-)

Sally Bradley said...

I loved it when I'd pick them up from the church nursery and they'd crawl or run to me as fast as they could, grinning from ear to ear as if they'd just been waiting and waiting for me to come.

My youngest is just a couple months behind yours, Betsy. I couldn't remember when they started Mama and Dada. Now I'll start listening for it. :)

Eileen Astels Watson said...

I know there are many, many, but to pinpoint them is difficult. Even now, at ages 15, 13, and 11, I still get those moments of great satisfaction in being a mom.

One that I do recall from their toddler+ years is when I found my girls playing in their bedroom covered in Penatin (bum) cream (hands and faces) and they'd pulled out their dresser drawers and were huddled inside the dresser frame acting like zoo animals penned up. I should have been so mad due to all the mess (the greasy white cream was everywhere, carpet, walls, door, dresser pieces and them), but I just smiled and laughed the whole time we worked to clean them up and put the room back together again. Their imagination was just too priceless!

Liz Johnson said...

So I'm not a mom ... but I do have three nieces and a nephew who are always melting my heart. I was on the phone with my sister yesterday, and she asked if I wanted to talk to 18-month-old Rachel. And then she was saying things like "I love you" and "I miss you" and blowing me kissees through the phone. Drip. Drip. :)