Thursday, January 12, 2012

Husband & Wife ----> Daddy & Mommy

What happens to that couple that everyone used to be??
Seriously, where did they go??
I'm beginning to wonder who we were before we were Momma & Daddy.

Jayce & I are going on 9 years of on again off again "us"

1 1/2 years of marriage

only 10 months of parents.

I'm beginning to think we have lost "ourselves" in the bliss & crazyness of being parents.

I mean it used to be all about us.

We did what we wanted when we wanted.
We had our own life.
We talked.
We loved.
We lived.

don't get me wrong. I love our life-- I thank God for blessing us with Maddux. 
I wish so badly that we were currently pregnant.
We want Maddux.
We love him.
We want baby #2.
We will love that child.

but us.

where did we go??

Our conversations now consist of poopy diapers, naptime lengths, baby wants, baby needs, all things Maddux.
Our conversations used to be about our hopes, dreams, goals, weekend plans, friends, our wants, our needs,all things us.

I think this is all just us becoming parents & who God wants us to be.
I love Jayce with all my heart && at times I need to take a step back and look at him as just my husband. my best friend. my prom date. my first love. my provider.  my high school sweetheart.
I need to remember that he. that WE are so much more than parents. 
That even with the hustle and bustle of life that he is still that guy I fell in love with when I was a just freshman in high school. 

I guess the point of this ramble is for you to really appreciate who you are. who your spouse or other half is.  don't look at them as that parent and really remember how great they are with or without that title of Daddy.
talk to them.  talk to them about you. talk to them about them. talk to them about plans. talk to them about anything but that baby that you both adore and just enjoy what used to be.
all while appreciating who they have become and all while loving that gift God has gave you.

then go back to Daddy & Mommy.
& love that person too.

**Never forget there was life before that little miracle screaming at you for attention**
***Never. Ever. Forget How Much You Love Your Spouse.***


  1. I feel this way often and have to remember to keep doing the little things for Jake that I used to do! Its important to me that we maintain a great relationship!

  2. Wonderful post. It's amazing how fast time flies when you have a child, and then you realize it's been months since you have been on an actual date.