The last 3 months have absolutely flown by. It seems like just yesterday we were in Ethiopia meeting Daniel for the first time. I watched the video of our pictures from our trip with some friends on Friday and it hit me how much Daniel has grown and opened up. His eyes no longer look sad, empty or scared and he is always smiling! Don't get me wrong, the nannies in Ethiopia did a great job but still it was not constant one on one care for each child. So after watching this video it got me thinking about how much I absolutely love being a mom. I love being the one that gets that first smile in the morning from a face that can barely see over the crib railing. I love being the one that kisses away the tears when something does not go the way Daniel thinks it should. I love hearing "mama" and looking down at those big round chocolate eyes! I love having dance parties in the living room. I love watching the excitement when he figures out how to do something new. I love watching the energy when he is watching his daddy play drums with MercyRising. I love the hugs, fish kisses and giggles. Most of all I love cuddling in the rocking chair, reading a book before bed time.
All of these things make being a mom the best thing in the world. I always knew I wanted to be a mom and thought I would be good at it. But God knew that being a mom to Daniel would make me the best mom I could be. I am eternally grateful for the privelege and honor of being a mom!