*It means being the last one to shower...meaning sometimes not until everyone is in bed at night
*It means giving hugs and kisses when Addy cries out for me at any moment
*It means feeding her and giving her what she needs to grow strong and healthy
*It means being the one that may get no sleep at night and feel exhausted most days
*It means sharing in a lifetime of fun memories
*It means seeing all her "Firsts"
*It means teaching her and molding her into God's children
*It means saying no and disciplining when she is misbehaving
*It means having her sit on my lap and read books
*It means putting her down for each nap, hearing her cries and then hearing the peaceful sounds of sleep
*It means taking responsibility for another life
*It means lots of work and always being ready for what is next
*It means feeling so unconditionally loved by a one year old little girl
*It means I am depended upon
*It means taking care of the house so when our hard working daddy/hubby gets home; he can just rest
*It means going for walks, learning, watching cartoons, and snuggling
*But most importantly it means that I have the ability to shape my daughter's life so that some day she may come to know Christ as her personal savior.
This life is but a breath and I feel so fortunate to be the wife of Ben Paxson and the mom to Addison Paxson. Ben and Addy are not mine, they are the Lord's; He has blessed me with them until he one day decides to return. It is a big responsibility to be a part of what God has created for me. I'm thankful that as a stay at home mom I can have this opportunity. So many may say that being a stay at home mom is not really a job but God gave me this job and my payment/reward is my daughter's eternity in heaven with him.