She knew me when I was days old...She can still see me as a new baby and remember being pregnant with me...even though I am far from remembering it myself. Definitely an experience that people warn you about.."you'll understand once you are a parent"...I told her during her visit that I have no idea how she let us go...ever!! I look at Xavi and want him to stay just this way until I am ready for him to grow up. I hold him close and sometimes hard, knowing that he will only be this small once. I am becoming very aware of how fleeting these moments are and how precious each are to a mom..to a parent. It is heart breaking to see the stage "end", let alone thinking that someday I am going to "let" this future man travel the world, go to college...live his own life.
I know they must miss us terribly and I don't believe a day goes by that any parent doesn't think of their children...but NOW? I get it and have no idea how I will do what is required of every mother...of every parent. But for this weekend, I enjoyed having my mommy there.
And I cried my eyes out when she left.
|We made our first trip out....and of course, we went to the beach for sunset.|
|Sunset and a beer...ahhhh!|
|We made our first adventure OUT of the HOUSE...a walk with the dogs.|
|We took pictures at sunset in our yard.|
|She made sure I ate..even scraping the last bite out of the bowl for me.|
|I have so many photos of her in this exact position..holding Xavi and staring at him, memorizing the details.|
|Beautiful sunset, Beautiful boy.|
|Someday Xavi will run on this sand and surf this break, too.|
|The Happy Family.|
|My loving man|
|His papa gave him this onesie..it's my favorite. I hope he never outgrows it...well, I'm saving it anyway! |
Look closely for the trident...I couldn't be a prouder momma, or wife.
Xavi misses his gramma momma, too.