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I love Jesus Christ and devote my life to following Him. I'm madly in love with my husband jon. I'm the mother of the most perfect babies in the world. I'm a Senior Sales Associate at my beloved Anthropologie. I'm a reader, thinker, lover, believer and traveler. I'd trade in the chicago skyline for the pacific coast any day. i love a good vino. i love my books. i'm creative as creativity goes but always wanted to be a painter. i prefer letter writing over emailing. And I always try to be a kinder person.

Saturday, August 9, 2008


Today at work I gave Jon a call to see how everything was going at home with Alivia. Even though he is over-qualified to take care of his baby girl, as her mommy I feel it necessary to check in on her now and then. When I called, we talked a bit and Jon asked me what time we'd be going to church in the morning. I told him 9a, as we usually do. We are meeting some friends there, and Jon made a funny comment about how they probably hate that we're meeting at the 9a service. 

I giggled to myself and reminded Jon that before April 14th, 2007...waking up for 9a church seemed like an impossibility. 

When you become a parent, you barely have time to reminisce on your pre-baby days. A lot of people wouldn't dare...God forbid we remind ourselves of how easy EVERYTHING once was. It is true that once a baby joins your family, everything...and I mean everything...changes. Most things go from easy to more complicated. Showers need to be planned ahead of time. Meals dictate your day and if you let them, naps can too. Life changes with a child. Who knew something so small could do something so HUGE. Ahhh, the days when we could see a movie on a whim are a distant memory. 

Oddly enough, when I do take time to think of our pre-baby days in relation to our Alivia days...I wouldn't have our life any other way. The thought of life without my baby girl takes my breath away. I would be pleased to spend every day of the rest of my life working my fingers to the bone for my beautiful little girl. I'll happily trade in my 11a Saturday morning sleep ins, for my 7a Alivia wake up call. I'll gladly give up seeing a movie on a whim for evenings reading stories and stacking blocks. I will most certainly exchange 9a Oprah for 9a Sesame Street. 

There is no way to predict what your life will become when you have a child. Every set of parents have their own way, but it is most certainly a different one. In a lot of ways, I like to think Alivia gave us a second chance. An opportunity to reset our life...our plans. And in more ways then one, she has become a breath of fresh air to our life. 


Leanne said...

I like your last paragraph, Lindsey... "An opportunity to reset our life...our plans. And in more ways then one, she has become a breath of fresh air to our life."

Hope to see you {in person} soon! Happy summer!

Jon said...

good phrasing and fun to read... you're a great writer and its fun to have a blog for your thoughts on this new life, if you will.

are we really blogging while sitting next to each other? Maybe we need yet another "reset"??.... how does that work?.... hehehhe.


Lindsey Lindstrom said...

If we move to California, that would be a great reset...hahahaha.

vana chupp said...

well said one more time...can you be my spokes person?