Friday, June 29, 2012

Loving Being in the Middle

Today's Count as of 1:25 p.m.:

Explosive diapers changed: 2
Outfits worn by Will: 4
Feedings: 4
Times Will wanted to be fed: 1 million (approximately)
Baths for Will: 1
Showers for Mom: 1 (score one for me!)
Number of pacifiers missing: 2

Sometimes it's easy for me to get lost in the cycle of feed, bounce, sleep, change diaper, do laundry, rinse, repeat that seems to dominate my life these days. I love being a mom, but like many people, I sometimes find myself looking forward to the future. Looking forward to when Will can laugh, roll over, and mostly to when he can put his own pacifier back in his mouth.

This morning, though, I was reminded of the importance of enjoying today as I read Elder Uchdorf's message in the July Ensign. He talked about how we're always "in the middle" of life. Because of our eternal nature, we can't ever really begin or end.

"Being always in the middle means that the game is never over, hope is never lost, defeat is never final. For no matter where we are or what our circumstances, an eternity of beginnings and an eternity of endings stretch out before us."

Then, I found this on Pinterest:


I think someone is trying to send me a message. I'm taking the hint. I'm going to love today focus on the joy that exists in my life right now. Because, really, today is wonderful. Will slept through the night again, and I got a nap this morning. We have a washer and dryer in our apartment, and people gave us a lot of cute clothes, so Will is getting a chance to wear them frequently. And, if he does run out, he looks pretty cute in just a diaper. See...

Graham is wonderful and made dinner last night since Will got extremely vocal about his hunger right when I was starting to cook. He's also amazing at giving me a break in the evenings and making sure I'm taken care of. And he'll be home in four hours (not that I'm counting).  

And, last, I have this handsome, healthy little guy to hang out with all day.

Yep. I'm blessed, and I'm loving being in the middle of life.


Holly June said...

Oh, he is SOOOOOO precious, Megs! And you should give me a call sometime. Being a new mom is not easy (at least it was much harder than I anticipated) and sometimes it's nice to have someone who will just agree that, "Yep! It's rough!" even though we all completely love it at the same time. :) And HOORAY for sleeping through the night! It totally changes your outlook on life, huh?
Love you bunches! :)

Robyn said...

Oh I love your middle too! I love having such a cute nephew even if he likes to give mommy a crazy day now and then. You are so blessed to have this guy part of your life. Enjoy the journey as we all should.