Somehow, someway, September is gone. I know most of you are probably stuck on the idea that it's the month of October that is nearing its end, but I'm still back on September.
See, September is my birthday month. The month when I am showered with love and feel the most thrilled to be me. The month when I was lucky enough to get a visit from my dad (Elliot loves his baseball-playing Papa), a weekend trip to Portland (oh, PDX... how you've got a hold on our hearts), a deepening appreciation of the Boise landscape (the color contrasts here are really awesome), and the gift of a trip to Indiana to visit some of my favorites (lots of love was given and received). Holy moly, that's a lot of awesomeness in one month!
September also marks the first month since November of 2009 that I haven't posted to Mixed Baby Greens. This blog started as such a lifesaver for me, at a time when I thought my very bumpy entrance into motherhood was going to get the best of me. Blogging, and reading other crafty mom blogs, gave me an incredible gift... the ability to feel grateful for and connected to every minute that I was lucky enough to spend with Elliot. Seriously, every minute is so amazing. There is a photo op around every corner, a learning moment constantly at my finger tips, and an opportunity to be grateful for how lucky I am day after day after day. Don't get me wrong... it's really, really stinkin' hard! But, as hard as it is, I feel so lucky to be a mother. And I love that this blog has helped me focus on all of that love and chronicle Elliot's early childhood.
So, although most of you are getting ready to say goodbye to October, I'm working really hard to say goodbye to a very splendid September. Sniff, sniff. September, I loved you. Too cheesy? Ok, maybe a little. How about this.... I'll leave you with a recommitment to blogging, a quote that speaks deeply to my soul (thanks, Emily!), and a handful of pics that show just how splendid September really was.
"The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new." -Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh