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November 11, 2009

Pure Joy





I can't even begin to describe how much I love this beautiful face. He is sweet, loving, full of joy, has a wonderful spirit, and is one of my best friends. There are numerous times throughout the day that I am filled with Pure Joy just because I am his mother.

There are also times that I feel like I can't live up to the huge task of being a mother. I worry constantly about my three boys. I want them to have confidence, to be kind to others, to have a desire to be good, to be smart, to gain a testimony of the gospel, and so many other things it makes my head start to hurt. I am molding them into the young men that they will become, and I pray that the Lord is proud of how I am raising them. I have been blessed by Him to be able to experience the Pure Joy of motherhood.

Hayden is now 18 months old. Time. Flies. By. If all of my children to come have Hayden's personality, I want 10 more of them! And just maybe could one of them be a girl?

Maybe someday....

11 Comments:

Chelsea said...

Kiss those cheeks for me. I miss him!

Michele Ringer said...

I love him so much. You are SUCH a good mom and I look up to you more than you could ever know. I love you so much, but there's definitely room for more love... more babies please?

Lacey said...

You really are an amazing mother, and your boys are just so wonderful. :)

Melinda said...

Erin-
Your blog made me cry! Your little Hayden is such a doll face! I would write more, but it's too personal - just know that being a Mom is the greatest blessing in the world!! And you are feeling that and recognizing it. That comes to very few women! Enjoy the joy you feel!
Love you too!
Melinda

Wendi said...

You are such a good example! I love your comments about motherhood.

Brad and Lezlee Strong said...

SO CUTE! That is the sweetest picture ever! You are the best mamma! Love your halloween pics too! Beautiful family!

Melissa said...

I love this beautiful picture! He has a great smile!

How do you make your pictures so big???

You are the sweetest mommy. I miss you Erin!

Tim and Melissa said...

What a cutie and he sounds just heavenly! Thanks for being so positive!! You are a great example!

Kylene said...

So sweet.

(I hope you get a girl sometime too!)

DnA Walker said...

You are an amazing person. And are doing a great job~ They as boys/warriors are blessed to have you as a Mother

Shalice said...

Oh Erin...I feel the exact same way with my sweet Ava. I LOVE this age!

You are such an amazing mom Erin! Your boys are so lucky to have you....you amaze me in every way!