When I was pregnant with my son, I remember feeling overwhelmed. Motherhood loomed and I realized I could not be prepared for it. I anticpated not being able to handle being a parent. I feared not being adequate.
I had no idea how full my heart would become. I didn't know the joy that would be mine as a mom.
My oldest child was born 8 years ago today.
Here's a picture of me with my son when I was getting ready to take him home from the hospital.
Here's a picture of me and my "Jonnie Angel" this morning before he left for school.
He sure was a sweet baby.
He had a sweet smile this morning when he got a new Pokemon shirt.
Lately, he seems to always have his head in a book.
He really enjoyed books when he was a toddler, too.
Today, I am remembering what it was like when I became "Momma." I am thankful that I am a mom. I am thankful for my children. I am thankful for the fun of celebrating birthdays. That's what's filling up my Thanks Tank today.