right now I am...
...smiling as I remember my nephew Noah showing me the 'sleeping' spider. "It won't crawl on you, Whitney, it's taking a nap. Don't worry."
...proud to feel physically tired, sore and yet stronger from following through on another day of a very challenging exercise routine.
...feeling so blessed to have a home that I love where I can go outside with my baby and my dogs and not see anyone else other than the birds and occasionally a bunny.
...enchanted with the world again as I see things in a new, refreshed light; inspired by the awe in which my Riggy views all things new to him, even things as simple as a blade of grass.
...missing Steve but so thankful that he is such a hard worker and provides for our family so well and without complaining. He is such a strong person, and my best friend in the whole world, and I'm so thankful to get to share my life with him.
...thrilled that my baby wriggles in delight when I read to him, smiling and giggling again and again each time I lift the flaps in his book to reveal what is hiding in the snow.
...bittersweet that milestones are now being accomplished at a dizzying rate and wishing I could capture these moments and store them away to be enjoyed later. It is hard to know that I will never again hold that newborn Riggs that I cuddled so fiercely just five and a half months ago. I look forward to tomorrow even as I mourn today - I never knew that being a mom would be so hard emotionally for me.
...glad that Riggs is so happy and content, looking onward to what he can learn and accomplish next.