I still can't wrap my brain around the fact that I'm a Mom! I've waited my whole life for this and it's so much more than I could've ever ever imagined. I am in awe of my body and what it's been able to do this past year. I'm in awe of the well of strength that I drew from that I didn't know was there during my pregnancy and labor. I'm in awe when Griffin has firsts...First"ahgooo", first smile, first bath, first time holding his head up...I did this! I made this little man inside of me...His heart, bones, hair, nails, eyelashes (oh! they are so long!), lungs, I made it all!! When I hold him and he hugs me tight and buries his face in my neck, I know he's secure and he loves me. That is just amazing to me...I'm having the time of my life! Matt and I love to take walks with Griffin and when Rachael is with us, our family is complete. I love cooking for everybody and reading to Griffin. The last time I read to him, I was just reading away and I stopped and looked down at him. His eyes were just locked on to me and then he smiled so big, a laugh just burst out of me!
Thank you, God, for giving me everything I've ever wanted and more. Thank you, Matt, for being the best man I've ever known...Griffin's already got a great head start having you for a father. Thank you, Mom, for being there for me every step of the way, calming my fears, and being so supportive of us! Griffin, Rachael, Drew, Braden, and Colton have the best Nana in the world! Thank you, Sissy, for caring so much and making the most important times in my life so special. Thank you, Rachael, for being the best sister and little boy could ever ask for.
Thank you, Griffin...for changing my life.