I have very vivid memories from my childhood of my mother kneeling by the living room couch. Now I know why she was there. She was praying for us. I know because this morning I felt the call of my own living room couch. As I was speaking with my Heavenly Father, I felt this tiny body climb up on the couch & put her face right by mine. When she saw that I was crying, she patted my cheek & gave me a kiss. Oh, how I love her. I only hope & pray that I can be all that she deserves. I know that having a toddler will be nothing compared to the school years. Then those will be nothing to having a teenager. Then, when she's grown, I know that I will wish to have every single moment back. So, for now, I'm going to do my best, learn all I can, and rely on my Savior. Because I know I won't be able to have those little arms around my neck forever and I don't want to miss a single minute.
I love you my little peanut. Thank you for being mine.
P.S. To my amazing friends & family, thank you all for your kind words, wise advice, and most of all inspiring examples. I appreciate every last one of you.
We are the Sams. We were married in April of 2002 in the Salt Lake Temple. We have two beautiful girls that light up our lives every day. Hubbs works so hard so I can work-at-home with them & pursue my dream of being a photographer. We just couldn't ask for more.