In between the moments of changing diapers or chasing dogs, between welcoming neighbors into our home for a quick afternoon chat or laying down for just 5 minutes to catch my breath, I’m grateful I’m able to soak up mommyhood. These days time nearly stands still, in the best of ways. There’s no real urgent rush to finish anything — only deadlines or goals I set. My husband is an incredible cheerleader for me, never caring about the laundry that isn’t folded or the dinner that was started late. What matters to him is our family’s happiness and that Maxwell is thriving. During one of our late-night, “I can’t sleep because I’m pregnant so let’s lay in bed and chat, shall we?!” chats we agreed how important it is for me to be at home with our children. That ruffly business I run, it’s a true Additional Delight. Our lives are so blessed from running a handmade business, this has been made so clear to us over the years.
Everything that happens with Gussy Sews right now is an answered prayer from the LORD. For months I quietly prayed over it, and it feels so good to have so many of my goals come to fruition so easily. [But, it hasn’t always been easy.] So this mommyhood thing, it has polka-dotted my life and allowed me to catch every single moment with Maxwell. Things like watching his eyelashes grow [seriously!] to that first intentional smile, from learning his sounds that tell me he’s nearing dreamland to grabbing tight to my shirtsleeve as we walk from room to room — I am catching all the moments and I couldn’t feel more peace about all of this.
I’m soaking up mommyhood and I feel like the luckiest lady alive.
Oh what adorable smiles! I also love when my little one grabs my shirt while I hold him on my hip. It just makes me feel so *needed* and that makes me happy!
@Linsay, the best, it is THE BEST!!!! :)
Truly you are blessed. It’s so refreshing to read of gratitude during the day. Thanks for sharing. I sit here while one granddaughter naps and the other plays at my feet (after hours of playing in my lap ;0)) and feel extremely blessed. It’s cycling all over again!
you are such a wonderful mommy! maxwell is so lucky to have you! and YOU are so lucky to have this time with him! i’m so glad that Gussy Sew’s has allowed you to do so and that Zack is so supportive and encouraging! y’all are going to have a beautiful life! i’m so happy for you maggie! xoxoxo
@annie, this time is so precious to me :) thanks for the incredibly sweet comment!! LOVE YOU!
I absolutely love this post! And isn’t being a mommy just the best thing ever? My lovely girl is always making me smile and she gives me these wonderful, big bear hugs that I don’t want to end.
It’s so inspirational to see an individual like yourself loving life like you are. It’s a gentle reminder to me to slow down and relax a little, take a deep breath. Thank you for that :)
Such a sweet, sweet post. I am so happy for you…and proud of you…for making that choice to be with Maxwell all the while chasing your ruffly dreams. Proof that you can have the life you dream for. You are an inspiring momma. Thanks for reminding us the importance of slowing down and just being. xoxo
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I feel like Max has grown up overnight! He looks like such a handsome baby here instead of a little tiny infant. Congrats on embracing this stage of life. I hope I can embrace motherhood half as well as you did someday.
He’s growing so fast!
I was a stay at home mom until my youngest was in 1st grade. I swore I would send them off to school and take a long nap. That never happened. I started working at the school and then my handmade biz evolved & it’s been non stop. But I can control it so I’m not feeling overwhelmed or lack of control.
I still consider myself a stay at home mom. It’s my first job. I know it’s a blessing and it’s been a sacrifice on our part. I know many moms who would love to stay home but can’t.
Enjoy the slow lazy days because they go by fast.
@Katy, yes — whenever things start to get too busy I find myself so grateful I’m able to slow life back down :) such wisdom you share.
What a little sweetie! So glad to hear your heart is happy, lovey. Being a mama is so wonderful, huh? Even on the hardest days! xo
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Thank you for sharing with us every step of the way! The Lord is good to those who seek Him!
I have the biggest smile on my face right now. It is so clear to me that you quietly prayed over this!
Your little boy is such a cutie! I just had my little baby boy on March 18. Your posts are super encouraging! I am just starting a blog and my husband and I run our own business from home. It’s hard to find enough time in the day! Enjoy your little one :)