Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I said it Once...

And I'll say it again,

". . . It's really my mom's fault that I wanted a child of my own so much. All I wanted to do as a girl was be exactly like my mom when I grew up and to be exactly like her meant being the best mom in the world and loving my children as much as I was loved. I only wanted a chance to emulate my hero. I am a mom now and I still want to be exactly like my mom when I grow up : ) I continue to learn from her every day and hope and pray that Harrison knows, as I know, how much his mom adores him. . . ."

That was part of my Mother's Day post last year and I can't express my love and gratitude for my mom enough so I thought I'd re-post it!

I had such a special Mother's Day this year. Ryan totally spoiled me. The highlight of the day was definitely listening to him speak in Church. He paid such a beautiful tribute to the "mom's" in his life, his own mother, my mom and the mother of his child. His words were genuine and thoughtful and I was so proud of him.

We also had such a fun get-together at my mom's new place and it was a night filled with delicious food, raucous rock band, good friends and family...in other words, a perfect night : )

The absolute JOY of my LIFE is being a mother to Harrison. I am definitely figuring it out as I go, but am loving the journey that I felt was my purpose. I am humbled every day by motherhood, the privilege it is to have this precious spirit to raise and nurture and guide. I pray for the courage and strength to teach him correct principles and help him realize his potential in this life. I am so grateful to have Ryan by my side in this role. I told him the best Mother's Day gift I got from him was the fact that he treats me like it's Mother's Day everyday. It sounds corny but it is completely true and I love him for it!

These pictures were taken for the Cystic Fibrosis fundraiser coming up in September:

Me and my little Man!!


Leah said...

You are such a great mom, Sharlie. I love the photos. Harrison is such a cutie.

Courtney said...

I LOVE those photos, Sharlie!!

I hope that I can have the type of relationship that you have with Harrison someday when I have kids (if that ever actually happens!).

Katelyn said...

Happy Mother's Day, Sharlie!

kellibelli said...

I love these photos! Happy mothers day to you (late)! You are an amazing mother.

the batts said...

these photos are adorable of you two!:)

Stacy Harmer said...

What beautiful picutes. You are such an inspiration Sharlie. I love you so much!!