I've been an official mom for one month today! One month! If you can believe it or not, I still don't feel like a mom. It's like I'm subconsciously waiting for his real mom to come take him away. I know, weird! I have learned SO much about being a parent, but I have also learned so much about the gospel. As I sing him Primary songs and tell him scriptures stories, I am gaining a greater understanding of the basic principles of the gospel. For example, I sing "I Am a Child of God" to him almost every time I put him to sleep, and every time different parts of the song resonant within me. I know there will be many more days, months, and years of learning both spiritually and as a mom.
Today I dressed Everest in a little pirate outfit. I love it :) Carl gave him the pirate name of "Black Duder." He's fierce, no? ;)