Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Colbie Caillat's music speaks to me. I have loved this song for awhile now and wanted to dedicate it to all the mothers, daughters, and especially my friends who are expecting. So many of you are at the moment. Is there something in the water?

I've been thinking about one of my close friends who lost her baby early in her pregnancy. My eyes fill with tears when I think about you. I can't comprehend the feelings after experiencing this, or know the comforting words to say. But I know that you are in God's hands and he is there for you-so am I.

Being a mother has been such an amazing blessing and calling. No matter if it's through adoption or foster care or any sort of mother figure. So happy for our good friends Mike and Erin whose adoption finalized yesterday. I am grateful for women everywhere who are so unselfish and so brave to place their babies with others.

It is amazing how my love has grown for my own mother as I am experiencing the stages of motherhood. When Avery was born, I remember feeling so grateful for all my mom had done for me in my life . It is so much work. Can you imagine how I am going to feel when Avery is a teenager? I'll be worshipping the ground my mom walks on after thinking about what she had to deal with when I was that age.

29 comments:

Latrice said...

I feel you on this. Everytime I look at Annastasia I just can't believe she's mine and I made her. It was a lot of work for us and to see her growing up so fast is "mind bottling" :) JK Sorry stupid movie quote!! It really is a miracle to have kids. No matter how they come to you.

Keep up the great writing.

Latisha said...

It is a beautiful song. Being a mother is the greatest gift God can give a woman. Your soul grows so much more after you have children. My heart has never been fuller. I hope that I raise my children well enough that when its their time to venture out on their own, I have made their wings strong enough to soar. I'm sure you will do the same with your daughter.

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful song! Thanks so much for sharing it. And I agree--being a mom is the greatest thing in the world!

Erin said...

What a beautiful post & song. Motherhood IS the most wonderful gift. Thanks for mentioning us in this post and for your very sweet comments on our blog! You guys are the best!

Mike & Erin

Mary and Ryan said...

Thanks Lizzy!! You are the sweetest, and you were an exceptional teenager. I was there the whole time and you were always wonderful, Im sure your mom would agree! Being a mom is the best thing that ever happened to me. I cant imagine life without Dallas. Love you!

KC & Holly said...

Liz- Thank you so much! You are one of the sweetest people I know and the cutest mom. Thanks for everything!

Allison Davis said...

Your last paragraph was right on! I had issues w/ my mom growing up and after Drew was born I had a whole new found respect and love for her! My son added strength to our relationship. Being a mother changes you in ways you never thought was possible and you said that perfectly! :)

H & J said...

So sweet Liz.. I love that song, I cant believe im going to be a mom!! Thanks for the beautiful dedication!

litlebakergrl said...

It's a beautiful thing, being a mother. Everything changes for the better. Thanks for sharing!

Latrice said...

I hadn't listened to the song before cause i was at work with no sound. I listened to it today and all I can say is wow!! Makes me want to be pregnant again. This will definitely be on my song list of music to listen to next time around. It's so nice to learn more about you through music and your pictures. You seem like a super fun person.

Lyndsie Field said...

it really IS great to be a mother... and I think it gets better every day! It's pretty amazing that you can love so much. avery is lucky to have such a great mom!

Fuller Family said...

Very Cute song Liz. You are such a great person. Being a Mom is the greatest thing in the world. I wouldn't trade it for anything!

Victoria said...

Hey Liz- it is great to see pictures of you guys. Avery is so cute!

jessperry said...

Thanks Liz!! You are so great! I am so grateful to have been reunited with you. !! And I agree with the appreciating your mom so much more. Moms are the greatest and my mom is there for me every step of the way still!

Britmellen said...

Awe! Thanks for this! No matter how stressful things get, I just look at my little Creed and nothing else matters. You made my day with this post! And I love Colbie too!

Kim said...

Thanks for responding to my little email about the music...I don't know why I can't figure the thing out. Maybe it's something with my computer. My email is kcronin143@aol.com if you have a sec one of these days. Congrats on the SOY contest. My goal is to enter the HOF contest next time around. Have you ever entered that one? Anyway, hope to catch up with you sometime soon. Thanks for letting us peek at your life through the blog, I'm going to be addicted to it!

Thanks,
Kim Cronin

Rachel said...

What a beautiful dedication! Thanks for sharing it.

And thanks for the "sumthin sumthing" ! LOVE IT!

Latrice said...

Ok, Your being Tagged!! Darn those CKMB girls for this. I hope you decide to play along!! Check out my blog for instructions. Bye Lizzy!!

camille said...

Elizabeth I love you!
My eyes teared up o.k. You know me well I am sobbing.
You are wonderful mother and I know that feeling I to feel for mom.
I always knew mom was amazing but now I worship the ground she walks on.

The Reichmans said...

I definitely appreciate my mother more after having a baby of my own. It makes you realize all of the sacrifices that they make for you. But the love that you feel for your child makes any sacrifice worth it. That picture is really cute-I remember seeing it posted in Dr. Judd's office whenever I would go in for a check-up.

kristen said...

you have such great music on your blog...thanks for turning me on to Colbie and to Priscilla Ahn! I was going to recommend Sara Bareillis to you, but I noticed you had Gravity on there already. Have you checked out the rest of her album? She's great...and so great in person, too! Anyway, thanks for reminding me that being a mom is truly a great blessing...having a little trouble remembering that today (my three boys are driving me a little nutso!) Have a great week... Kristen :)

J.Fillmore said...

It is so good to get in touch with you...I miss you and Camille so much! Avery is so adorable and you look fabulous!!

J.Fillmore said...

It is so good to hear from you! I miss you and Camille so much. You look fabulous and Avery is adorable!

erika/ckmb journeyfan said...

Wow, what a song. Thanks to you, I'm a huge Colbie fan now but didn't know she had other stuff out (I just bought her latest CD...old fashioned, no ipod...). You were spot on about motherhood and all the miracles and blessings it brings. Some dear friends just had to leave a baby girl in Vietnam, that they were meant to bring home as their own. After spending a month with her. My friend was that baby girl's "mommy". My heart is broken for her :( We're praying it may still work out.

Laurie said...

What an awesome song! I love being a momma! We had our first baby this year and it has been so much fun. I never imagined how easily I would want to give up everything in the world just for him.

I have tagged you! (BTW--I am LuLu99 from CKMB)

Jamie said...

I love nothing more than being a mom! We had many troubles trying to have our first baby, and almost lost our second! I couldn't imagine life with out them! After having them sealed to us I am so excided that I will have them forever! I wish that everyone could have that! There is no greater blessing than that! Thanks Liz!
Jamie (ckmb jfrank)

charity said...

Well, I love being an aunt! bring on the little ones!

Douglass Family said...

You make me so excited to be a mommy liz! I LOVE this pict!

FosterMom said...

What a great post. I am a foster mom, hopefully will be finalized in adopting our three foster children by middle of next year. Great blog! Found you from the Creating Keepsakes magazine.