at the end of our 2010 summer, my husband and i welcomed our sweet son into the world.

as any parent will already tell you, having a child turns your world upside-down. that's honestly the most accurate way i've been able to describe the journey thus far. and while some parents seem to have this whimsical, fairy-tale, perfect transition into parenthood, this has been just about everything but smooth sailing for this new mom. adjustments and attachments were gradual, and at times, more than a year later, i'm still adapting to the invasion of a new, sweet, innocent soul into my self-centered little world. emotions roller-coaster, frustrations swell, sleep is disturbed, food is thrown, and flaws are highlighted.

it's been a journey, to say the least. and though all of these things have been a reality, this whole daunting experience and transition has been the most enlightening, heart-softening, and beautiful invasion i've ever faced. i'm realizing more and more that i am intricately attached and woven together with my son. more than any other person in this world, i feel that we are literally meant for one another. i am his mother. and while i have undoubtedly one of the most important roles in his life, i've come to realize something far more important. with each passing day, month, and year, my sweet boy is showing me, and continuing to show me this world in a completely new way. i desire not to take this gift for granted. i want to savor these moments and absorb as much as my heart can contain. and that is what this space was created for: to document the moments i take notice of; to acknowledge the wonder and beauty of my experiences and encounters.

i desire to be my son's apprentice; to master the trade of experiencing this world through the eyes of a child, with eager anticipation and appreciation.