Tuesday, May 22, 2012

My heart.

We had a special treat this Mother's Day.  We got to have our very first lunch at Nana and Poppa's new house!  We are so excited to have them in town.
A happy mother's day.
Cilla talks nonstop and says the funniest things.  She always keeps us in stitches.  But, recently she has started telling me, "I love you to the stars and the moon and back!" or "I love you to Heaven and back!" Melt my mommy heart!
My loves!
Three generations.  And so thankful for my momma this year.  She has such a willing servant's heart and has been a lifesafer through all of the craziness in our lives this past year!  Cilla loves having her Nana and Poppa nearby.
My heart could explode.
Being a mommy is so much harder than I ever imagined.  Ever.  I've eaten all of my words.  Even though I stumble many days, it is so much more rewarding than any job I have ever had.  Everyday we grow together.  I am constantly learning more about myself and about God's grace. It is my job to model what it means to love the Lord, to respect others, to love our neighbors, to have compassion, to give unselfishly, to be kind, to laugh, to work hard, to play harder, to pray without ceasing, to have self control, to communicate, to forgive, to have fun, to be still, to be patient, to be a listener, to be thankful, to be loyal, to keep your word, to have a sense of family, to have unfading beauty and a gentle and quite spirit.  How could I not strive for anything less with two sparkly, little eyes looking up to me and watching my every single move!  I am learning to see life through the sweet eyes of child.  That changes your perspective fast...let me tell you! 
And everyday I squeeze my sweet girl, smother her with kisses, and thank Jesus for another day to be her mommy!
I say this every year on Mother's Day, but it is a bitter sweet day.  It always weighs heavy on my heart that Flint's mom, Grammy Cilla, is not here on earth to celebrate with us.  We miss her so much.  Cilla has been asking about Grammy a lot lately and talking about her being in Heaven with Jesus.  I wish she could have known her Grammy this side of Heaven, but it warms my heart to hear her talk about her.  
On a different note we have some exciting news.  Way overdue news!
We are having another baby!!!!!
I am due in July.  So, I am actually 31 weeks and in the homestretch!  It is another surprise just like the first time. We are definitely apprehensive about having a newborn baby around the house again and about having two kiddos, but we are so excited to meet the newest little member of the Harris family!
Life has been passing by in supersonic speed and we have been crazy busy, but I am trying to savor each and everyday with just my Cilla because I know life is about to take a sharp turn in a different direction!  


Tiffany said...

Congrats! Looks like we are on about the same time schedule for kiddos:) Can't wait to hear all about baby # 2!!!

GreenGirl said...

woohoo!! Congrats! Cilla is going to be an amazing big sister for sure.
I know how you feel about Mother's Day...Dan lost his mom last year and I made it to be as barable as I could this year...we had a birthday party for him which I think really took his mind off of it.
Can't wait to see pics of the new litle one...

Linds said...

2 is different, and hard at first. But now that I have two I am in LOVE with having 2! You'll do great!

mustard seed said...

yay Rebekah! I didn't know you were expecting! Congratulations! I saw you not too long ago and you didn't even look pregnant! SO happy for you!

Christy said...

Congratulations, Harris family!

Mrs. Williams said...

Good Mothers Day post and Congrats on the new addition to your family!

Janette Johanson said...

omigosh, this is excellent news!! I can't believe I am just now reading this!! CONGRATS!!! I am very excited for you!!! I love surprises.. my husband would never wait so we always found out ahead of time!