Wednesday, May 11, 2011

6 yrs ago

We all have those moments or days or events where life changed and would never be the same. For better or worse. 6 years ago today was one of those days in my life. And a good change, in fact a great change it was. After 39 weeks and 3 days of being inside, my little baby was ready to come out. And when he did, it was official- I was a mom. Something that was hard for me to grasp right away. I remember looking down at that sweet little boy in the first hours, days and even weeks of his life, and consciously telling myself, "Ok, this is your son, your boy." The connection was so deep that it was hard for me to wrap my head around it and my mind didn't catch on as quickly as my heart did. I was in church a couple of weeks ago, and someone described what happens when you become a parent. He quoted "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and referred to the end of the story where it says "And what happened then...? Who-ville they say That the Grinch's small heart Grew three sizes that day!" And my heart did exactly that. I never cared so much about someone or something before. My own life took on a new,  increased value as I needed to be the best I could be to take care of this sweet little man. I wish I could bottle up the intensity of those feelings from the first few months of being a mom and- you know- spray them on like perfume everyday to remind me of the precious people I have in my life. But I'll take the spontaneous moments when they come and hold on to them. Even if those feelings are inspired from my almost 6 year old declaring that he is going to do Spinnaker Flying and me not knowing whether or not this is a time to let him be independent or step in and save him! 


Dallin B's arrival  made the front page of the Nationally Recognized (ok that part was a joke) Deseret News. Little did we know that start would just be perfect for his personality. But now we know- this little man likes to be front and center and does very well with the spotlight. Happy Birthday, B! And now that you've grown our hearts by 3, don't break 'em!


  1. We all know my memory sucks, but I feel like I've never heard the whole "Dallin Birth Story." That is incredible! Hope B had a great birthday!!

  2. that story is CRAZY!! i loved that the nurses called him feisty! happy birthday DB!

  3. Love that news article! Happy Birthday Dallin! I can't believe you have a six year old. He is beautiful, you are in trouble. :)


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