Nighttime Snuggles. My little man isn't usually much of a snuggler during the day...he is always much to busy to stop and show mom much love, but every night we cuddle up together until he falls asleep. I treasure those moments more than anything!
Milestones/Accomplishments. As a mom to a child with Autism, I've learned not to take those little milestones for granted. Every goal reached is one more step to showing the world how absolutely amazing my sweet boy truly is. Something so simple as a, "Mommy, will you play with me?" might not seem like much to many, but to me, it is EVERYTHING.
Hellos. As a military family, we have a lot of goodbyes in our life- deployments, moves, leaving family...the goodbyes are the worst, but they also mean that we have hellos. We treasure the time spent with family because we know it can be rare at times. Coming home means so much more. And at the end of those field ops and deployments, we get to experience an amazing homecoming...as horrible as deployments can be, homecomings are that much better.
My husband's laugh. Anyone who knows my husband, knows his laugh. It's loud and distinct...to be honest, he gets made fun of for it, but I absolutely love it. It's infectious...he even finds himself cracking up over it. It also shows his amazing sense of humor, one of the things I love most about him- his ability to make me laugh. Our sweet Shaun seems to have the same laugh, and I adore them both.
Being called Mommy. Truly, there is nothing better. I love hearing my sweet Shaun call me mommy, and look forward to the same with his baby sister Finley.
Home. Honestly, there really is no place like it. I live for those visits home- to both my family and to my husband's. Being away from family, we learn to value that time together even more.
Conversations with Shaun. Again, something that some may take for granted is something that means the world to us. It wasn't long ago at all that our conversations, though still a work in progress now, were a far off reality. We may have the same conversation about the same trains over and over and over again...but I am happy to be having them.
Quality Time. Is there anything better than spending time with those you love? We don't have to be doing anything exciting, I just enjoy doing things together.
Capturing Moments. Anyone who knows me, knows that when I'm with my loved ones- the camera is usually out! I love capturing those moments and looking back, remember the great memories that were made.
I love yous. From my husband, from my son, from my friends and family...I am a firm believer that you can never say I love you too much! Each morning begins with an 'I love you', and we end our nights the same.