Friday, October 28, 2011

A Mother of One

Kelly's Korner is doing a series for Show Us Your Life Fridays right now geared towards different stages of life. Today's topic is Mothers of Only Children. Since I fall in that category and this topic is close to my heart, I'm linking up! If you are a Mother to One and would like to share, check out Kelly's Korner and link up, too!

Right now, I'm at a really great place in life. I have my down days, but most days are up and I have a lot of hope and faith that God will bless us with more children if it is His plan. Instead of lamenting the fact that I only have one child, I am embracing the time I have to spend with my dear daughter, Chloe Jo.

Here are a couple of lists I have compiled about being a Mother of One:

Things I Love About Being a Mother of One

1. I always know who did it. I have 2 brothers and a sister. Growing up, we had an extra person in our house called the Not-Me Ghost. Mom: "Who made this huge mess?" Children: "Not-Me!"

2. I'll never have to be at a piano recital and a soccer game at the same time.

3. More money to spoil my One with! And I'm horrible about spoiling her, too!

4. There is no fighting or bickering going on up in here!

5. I have sole possession of all hugs and kisses (when Daddy is at work, anyway).

Things I Hate About Being A Mother of One

1. The Mine-O-Saur lives in our house. Mommy: "May I color with the pink crayon?" Chloe Jo: "No! Mine!"

2. Chloe Jo doesn't have anyone besides me to play with...and when I'm busy, sometimes it's not pretty in our house.

3. No more children to pass all those adorable clothes to. We do hand down to a cousin and donate, though!

4. No cute photographs of children in matching clothes.

5. No babies for Chloe Jo to love. I think she would be thrilled if we had a baby at our house.

And there you have it, folks!

And, for good measure, here's a picture of me treasuring my gift from God.

24 comments:

MY MUNOZ FAMILY said...

Thanks for stopping by! I love that picture!!

*Ross and Katy* said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier :) I LOVE this list and the things are oh so true-I should know-I'm an only child :) My hubby is one of four though so I'm beginning to understand what siblings are like. Your daughter is precious :)

Colton's Mommy said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog. There are certainly pros and cons to only having one child. I like to think that Colton is a pretty well-rounded little kid though. He goes to school three days a week so he is around other kids and he definitely gets all the attention he needs at home!!!

Melinda and Jonathan said...

Such a bittersweet post, for sure. Your baby girl is very lucky to have you as her mommy. Praying God blesses you with more babies to love! In the meantime, enjoy every precious second with your sweet girl!

April & Michael said...

Hi! Thanks for your comment on my blog. I see where you are a member of the Church of Christ....my husband and I are members too! I really liked your blog so I'm going to start following you. I would love to hear about any CofC friendly kids stuff as my son is 15 months old.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Stopping from Kelly's Korner! I love having my son to myself at times. There are times I wish he had a sibling to play with.

EMILY said...

Thanks for your comment...your daughter is precious & your lists really hit home..I feel exactly the same way...

Heather said...

This is such a sweet picture and I love your lists! I agree completely.

Kimberly said...

Your list is so sweet! (: Just keep on enjoying your time with precious little Chloe Jo! She is so cute!

The picture is beautiful! xoxo

Brandy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I tried to reply but for some reason it wouldn't let me. There are so many pro's and con's about having only one child. But I think either way works and whatever God has in store for us then so be it.

Alicia_B said...

I loved this post! The picture is precious!!!! It reminded me that instead of focusing so much on having a second child I need to truly enjoy every second I have with this one!

Joanna B said...

Well said! I agree with everything on BOTH of your lists!

Jen S. said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog!
I really enjoyed your post...you sure have a beautiful daughter :)

Have a great weekend!

Amy said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. Your daughter is precious!

Bethany said...

Thanks for stopping by, feel free to visit anytime! Your little one is only about a month younger than ours :)

Kristina said...

Thanks for stopping by! I love number one, we always know who did it =)

Michelle said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I really enjoyed reading your post too. All of your points are so true! I love having my One! Take care!

Tricia said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I really appreciate your comment. Your daughter is adorable and I love your list of pros and cons! Have a great weekend. Tricia

~Bekah said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and mentioning my creations!

Bugtheteacher said...

You summed all the pros and cons well! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Virginia said...

I'm so glad you stopped by my blog...thanks to Kelly's Corner. My hubby and I lived in South Carolina for the first 5 years of our marriage, so the Palmetto state will always be close to my heart:) Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Chas said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I love having all of the baby kisses to myself, too. :)

Twice as Nice said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I don't think anyone starts out thinking they will just have one child. I always thought an only child would be so lonely (coming from 6 in our family). I'm sure Logan is lonely from time to time but we usually have a friend or two over. Tonight after some haunted houses he is having 4 boys spend the night. I am so happy God full filled my dream of being a mom that I don't think about only have one child, I think about all the love I feel and when I look at Logan I can not imagine not knowing what a mother's love feels like. We are BLESSED!

Twice as Nice said...

P.S. Your daughter is sweetness!