Sunday, June 26, 2011

A mama in love.

Oliver turned 5 months old yesterday.  The past five months have been some of the greatest and most rewarding months of my life.  Each time another month goes by I find myself thinking about several things.  First, time is flying.  I can't believe how fast he is changing!  Second, it won't be long before ______.  Fill in the blank, before he's eating solids, crawling, talking, walking, running, playing like a boy, going to school, making friends, falling in love, moving away from me...  Kurt thinks I'm absolutely crazy to be thinking about such things but it is just a mother's nature, right?  -If not, don't tell me. - I hope to raise a son who loves the Lord, loves others, is content and curious, etc, etc, etc.  I have so many hopes and dreams for him.  Tonight when I was nursing him to sleep rocking in his nursery I was overwhelmed all over again.  His lullabys still get me crying! He is so pure, so innocent.  Ahh, so many emotions and so many things to say that I just don't even know how to describe so I'll stop there. 

The other love of my life is my dearest Kurt.  Our 3 year anniversary is on Tuesday.  I am so excited to get a date night out with Kurt.  It is hard for me to leave Oliver but I think it is good for our marriage to get out alone.  I can't believe how much has happened in 3 years!  We have moved 2 times, I have completed 2 degrees, Kurt has worked 3 jobs, (2 FT, 1 PT), we bought a car (w/ cash), had my wisdom teeth removed, decided we wanted a family, got pregnant, it's a boy, met Oliver 4 weeks early, and now have a 5 months old beautiful baby boy.  On our wedding day Kurt vowed that he would work to support me and lead our home with love while it was just the two of us and then the home I would one day make for our children.  3 years later it is now the home I make for him and our children.  I strive to make this home one of happiness, love, and comfort for my two boys.  I am so excited to think about where our lives will go from here and how many beautiful blessings the Lord will give us to add to our home.  I have grown a lot in the past 3 years and I still have so,so much growing and learning to do to become a better Christian, wife, and mother.

2 big dates just 3 days apart.  Yea, I'm feeling the love!

When we first saw each other.

The night Oliver was born.  5 months ago yesterday.


  1. Absolutely lovely Marissa. Thank you for sharing.

  2. You are such a wonderful wife, and mother! I'm glad that I get to call you one of my friends : ) Love you girlie