Monday, March 22, 2010

Better than I could have imagined...

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I mentioned in an earlier post that my favorite song when I was a little girl was, "When I Grow Up I Want to be a Mother." I loved it because it was true, I did want to be a mother. I couldn't wait to get my babies here. And so I didn't wait. Four months after Rick and I were married we were pregnant and on our way to making my dreams come true.

And it has been a dream. Everything I thought it would be and so much more. And when Landon, my first born, was ordained an Elder in church yesterday I thought I would float away from the great swelling in my chest. I am the mother of a man. A man who has lived his life in such a way that he now desires to spend the next two years of his life serving his Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ.

My favorite song spoke of cookies, milk, yellow balloons, bedtime stories and singing pretty tunes, but it didn't mention the joy I would experience in watching my children grow into responsible, caring adults with personal convictions and testimonies of their own. Loving on my babies has been bliss, but as they grow it only gets better and better.

What a nice surprise.
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P.S. Sorry to our family members who couldn't share in Landon's day yesterday, we thought he was going to be ordained next week.

11 comments:

Heidi J said...

What a sweet post. Congrats to Landon and good luck to him!

Marcie said...

Congratulations Landon!

4boyzmdmom said...

I feel that way, too! The early years are wonderful but exhausting. Honestly, I didn't enjoy them as much as I thought I would. But the later years...much better than I expected (most of the time)! I'm finding that I'm loving seeing my boys grow up into (mostly) responsible, caring people. With an almost 3 year old, I'm experiencing both ends at once...I love it!!!

MaryRC said...

my heart is swelling just thinking of it. it seems just like yesterday i dropped him on his head as an infant..."sniff"

hanna (kmcaldwell) said...

way to go landon! thats so cool!

Lene said...

Congratulations to Landon and to you!
I can only imagine how sweet that joy must be. My heart was so full just to see Big J become a Deacon.

And did Mary really drop him on his head?

Rachel said...

Wow....this made me a little sad. I must be honest! Was wishing that were my son making those choices! I am so happy for you and rick though! I am happy your son decided to step it up and serve! Did you ever really doubt it coming from such 2 wonderful parents he has??? You are very lucky!

Stef said...

Congrats to him! You must be a proud mama!

Shellie said...

Good for him! Babies are great, and watching them grow up is amazing.

Miss Risa's House said...

I loved that song to ! I remember us singing that to the hill tops many times! I so wanted more then just three so now I have lots and lots ! Get to send them home every night to most of the time. Your an awesome mother! Landon is an awesome young man! So proud!

Miss Risa's House said...

Oh ya, I also I agree with and feel the same as Rachel's comment!