I am her mama.

Often times with the kids I have these simple epiphanies that take my breath away. A thought so simple yet something that has so much magnitude to it. My sweet Apple, being the third, came into a world that was full of love and chaos. She has a personality that is easy going, rarely upset, sweet as pie. She’s basically a dream baby. She loves to watch all the commotion and rarely wants to be the center of attention. She is perfectly content. Often times I will watch her just sit and look out the window or quietly look through a book in her room. She doesn’t demand attention and her little spirit is something that I could certainly learn from. She is precious in every way. She’s cautious of anyone that isn’t me or Chris and buries her face in my neck if someone approaches. She has a sweet little shy spirit. A personality that needs to be pursued a bit before she will trust you.

Well a few weeks ago she had to be taken to the doctor for some stitches. A small accident in the backyard that led to Chris popping her in the car and me rushing the other two to my parents so I could head up there as well. I was standing in the waiting room to check in and it hit me. While I have three little lives that my love flows to. Three little people that my thoughts and affections surround, I am her one mom.

She was sitting in a doctor’s room with her eyes glued to the door waiting for one person to walk through,

That is so simple yet it left me near to tears. Forever I will be her mama. The person she calls in need, the person who can hug away the hurts and rock her in the night. I am mom, her one mom. The whole magnitude of that, so simple, took my breath away in the line waiting for my girl.

My little easy going Apple needs me and I need her too.

On church on Sunday, I am the one she is waiting to see arrive and the one she cries for in the night. Forever I will be her mama.

I love my baby girl so much.



May 30, 2014


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  1. thesaga bySteinsdotter

    May 30th, 2014 at 12:30 am

    You say it in such a good way.
    You are her only one, her only mama.

    I only have 1 kid, so I don't have to share my energy and time. And it's easy.
    But at the same time, I wish she had siblings. More people. More love.

    PS. I love the kids room. The girls share, right?
    So alive, and beautiful. The art <3

  2. CaseyWiegand

    May 30th, 2014 at 2:26 am

    Aw thank you :)!! and yes! they do share a room! Your sweet words means so much to me friend

  3. Lesley

    May 30th, 2014 at 12:38 am

    this is so sweet casey. it's amazing when we have those moments of clarity of the weight of our roles. those sweet babies need us. sometimes it's more than my heart can handle. xx

  4. CaseyWiegand

    May 30th, 2014 at 2:27 am

    oh yes friend! perfectly said!!

  5. Ember Grey.

    May 30th, 2014 at 12:47 am

    This is such a sweet post.. brought me to tears 🙂 I pray for the day I am blessed with the title "Mama" 🙂 XO

  6. CaseyWiegand

    May 30th, 2014 at 2:27 am

    aw thank you love, means a lot 🙂

  7. AT HOME

    May 30th, 2014 at 1:06 am

    I think this is the best thing I have ever read. An entire book on parenting in one post! Mom of four girls.

  8. CaseyWiegand

    May 30th, 2014 at 2:27 am

    oh my goodness thank you, just made me smile so big! and ahhh 4 girls- i love it so much!

  9. Nicole

    May 30th, 2014 at 1:35 am


    so so sweet! these babies are such a gift. xo

  10. CaseyWiegand

    May 30th, 2014 at 2:28 am

    love! xoxox

  11. Jane @

    May 30th, 2014 at 2:20 am

    Such a lovely post, Casey. It really touched my heart. I love being a mom; there's nothing like it in the world.

  12. Erin Caple

    May 30th, 2014 at 3:10 am

    I love this. Thank you for your words. Being a Mama is one of the greatest blessings.

  13. Wynne Elder

    May 30th, 2014 at 3:14 am

    well thanks for making me cry! great perspective friend! thanks for that!

  14. Niken

    May 30th, 2014 at 3:26 am

    Casey, you are such a wonderful mother. i believe that you kids will look up to you for forever 🙂

  15. Nay

    May 30th, 2014 at 4:36 am

    Such a precious post portraying a mothers love. Thank you for always sharing the love you have for your little ones. Apple is so sweet.

  16. Angela

    May 30th, 2014 at 11:32 am

    So well said! It's the little moments of realization that truly take your breath away. I know I sometimes step back and look at my two young girls and think wow, this is totally awesome! How did I get so lucky?
    Beautiful words, beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing

  17. Samantha

    May 30th, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Sweetest post

  18. Krista Earl

    May 30th, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Casey, can you share where those beautiful cross-stitched items are from in the last photo? Perhaps you made them, they are just darling for a nursery!

  19. CaseyWiegand

    May 30th, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    of course love!! here is the link!!

  20. Krista Earl

    May 30th, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Casey, could you share where the beautiful cross-stitch items are from in the last photo? They are beautiful!

  21. Lauren Lifeimagined

    May 30th, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Beautiful and filled with truth. Thank you for making your simple, altering realization- one that we can share.

  22. Amanda Beesley

    May 30th, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Your blog is wonderful in so many ways. I always enjoy visiting.
    This post about 'one mama' is deep and enlightening. Thnx for sharing.

  23. Amanda Beesley

    May 30th, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Your blog is wonderful in so many ways. I always enjoy visiting.
    This post about 'one mama' is deep and enlightening. Thnx for sharing.

  24. Russell

    May 30th, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Great blog, my goal is to be like this one day

  25. Victoria

    May 31st, 2014 at 5:46 am

    I love reading these kind of posts. I love that you can put these feelings down 'on paper'. Moved me to tears as I feel the same way about my little boy. Thanks for posting xxxx

  26. augcott

    May 31st, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Such a sweet post … thanks for sharing.
    diane @ thoughts and shots

  27. welcome to lea

    May 31st, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Piękne zdjęcia, niesamowite myśli, cudowne inspiracje… Dziękuję, że jesteś w cyberprzestrzeni! 🙂 (…i się "tym" dzielisz)

  28. Bridget

    June 1st, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    sweetest. SWEETEST.

  29. Anonymous

    June 2nd, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    How precious 🙂 Cool room decorations too 🙂

  30. Très bien Gambino

    June 3rd, 2014 at 1:18 am

    This is so beautiful. I have tears in my eyes.

  31. Elizabeth Hutchison

    June 3rd, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    this is just such beautiful truth!! It's so, so easy to forget that we.are.our children's one & only.
    we are {LIFE GIVERS}!! thank you for your lovely bit of encouragement today!!

  32. Grace

    June 3rd, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    she looks so much like your husband! sweet baby girl!

  33. Katy Acquaye-Tonge

    June 4th, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Thank you so much Casey for hosting this beautiful 'on your heart' linky. Your words touch me so frequently, not least today reading about sweet Apple.

  34. amy+mayd

    June 6th, 2014 at 5:03 am

    I love this post! I love being a mom so much and your words illustrate that when I don't have the words.xo

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