The Life of Bon: It's a...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

It's a...



Dress: Nordstrom
GIRL!

We are over the moon.

I keep thinking of all the things I want for my little girl.  All the things I hope she becomes, and does, and learns.

I hope she is kind and soft, and yet I hope she is tough.
I hope she has close friendships with other women- with her grandmas, her friends, her sisters (?!) and especially me, her mom.
I hope she likes to read.  I hope she understands the importance of education.
I hope she knows that she can be whatever she wants to be.  That she can be a doctor or a lawyer or an engineer.  I hope she knows that no doors are closed to her because she is a woman.
I hope she makes the boys chase her and I hope she makes the boys wait.
I hope she has an especially close relationship with her dad and trusts him more than any other man in this world.  I hope she will be able to go to him with her worries and troubles.
I hope she feels valued and safe in our family and in this world.  I hope that she feels like she contribute and make a difference in society, in school, in church.
I hope I'm the first person she tells when she gets her first kiss.
I hope she demands respect from others and doesn't let others talk down to her.
I hope she is thoughtful, kind, considerate, full of charity.  I hope she thinks of others.
I hope she will let me paint her fingernails.
I hope she knows how much her Heavenly Father loves her- that she is His daughter and that He will look after her and guide her and help her whenever she needs him.

Those are my hopes for my daughter.

67 comments:

  1. Eeeeeep!!!! I knew it ;) So thrilled!!! Girls r so.much.fun. Happy dance for your family Bon Bon ♥♥♥

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  2. P.S. You look gorgeous!!!!!

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  3. Congrats! Girls are so fun. So excited for you

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  4. Congratulations! You guys are going to be great loving parents! What a lucky little girl!

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  5. Congratulations! You guys are going to be great loving parents! What a lucky little girl!

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  6. What sweet post, it brought tears to my eyes. And I love the pictures!

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  7. Congratulations! What a sweet way to do your gender reveal, so cute! Having a daughter is awesome

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  8. SOO exciting!! :) Little daughters are so awesome!

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  9. So cute! And totally what went through my mind when we found out we were having a girl. I love that you wrote it down!

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  10. Aww congratulations! I had a boy but my nieces are so much fun. Plus they have such adorable clothing. I hope your hopes for her come true.
    ♥ Kimberly
    Twinkling Trees

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  11. Congrats you two!!! Yay yay yay for a little girl :)

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  12. So freaking excited for you! Love love love this post so much! She's a lucky little girl already.

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  13. Congrats! What awesome news!!

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  14. Yay! A girl first is the BEST! Congratulations!

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  15. Congrats! Our daughter is the first born. She loves being the oldest.

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  16. Congratulations!! You look gorgeous! :)

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  17. Oooooh!! A pink one!! Yay!! I'm so excited for you! Love your list of hopes. :)

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  18. As a mama of two girls I may be a little biased but girls are the best. You guys will raise a wonderful daugter!

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  19. I called it! I had a feeling you were having a girl! YAAAAAY!

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  20. CONGRATULATIONS!! You look absolutely gorgeous!

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  21. Congratulations...girls are such sweet blessings from God. They capture your heart and will always be there for you. I have 2 girls and 2 boys and I feel so blessed that God has allowed me to be their mom...and I am sure when you have your little girl in your arms you will feel the same. Again, congratulations!

    Laura @ Mice In The Kitchen

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  22. Yay! Congratulations!

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  23. Beautiful post! Congrats on a sweet baby girl!

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  24. YES! So excited for you guys! I love reading your hopes for sweet baby girl and I pray each one of them comes true!

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  25. Amazing news!!! So excited for you and your sweet little family :)

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  26. Congratulation! A mini Bonnie will be so precious!

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  27. Congrats! Little girls are SO much fun! (but then again, I may be biased!)

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  28. AWww congratulations!!! SO adorable! Daughters are THE BEST!! I love mine more than I ever thought possible :)

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  29. Congrats! You look radiant, and so, um, mommyish!

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  30. Yay! Congrats you guys!

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  31. Congratulations! I totally guessed wrong but that's all good!

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  32. omg! Congratulations to you both. This is so exciting.

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  33. Congratulations. I am not sure how i happend across your blog, but I love your writing .. and your name. My mom was Bonnie. She was named after the airplane my Grandpa worked on in WWII.

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  34. You are so cute! Congratulations!

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  35. Congratulations!! I love your announcement photos, they are just too cute! And that list of hopes, how lovely. I hope all that for your and every little girl too :) cheers!

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  36. Congratulations!! So happy for you both!! xo

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  37. I'm so exited for you! I'm really hoping we have a girl if we choose to have more. What you wrote is exactly how I feel about it too! You look great. I really love the natural hair color too. You look great as a blonde, but the natural looks so...soft? I don't know but you're beautiful. :)

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  38. How exciting! Girls are so fun! My little lady is just over a 1.5 years old and it has been so much fun!

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  39. Yayyy congratulations! Such a sweet post for your future daughter to read :) Love that dress, btw, I have the same one in blue and I wear it for practically every special occasion!

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  40. Yay!!! Congrats!!

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  41. Ahhhh, crying after reading this! My baby girl is turning six months tomorrow and I hope all of these things for her too! So excited for you and your growing family!

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  42. AHH! So excited for you!! XO

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  43. This is so cute. Congrats!

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  44. I knew you'd be having a little lady!!! Congrats on the news! You and Greg look adorable; love the dress! (Where is it from?) Can't wait to hear more about your journey towards parenthood, Bon! :)

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  45. YAY!!! Love the announcement too. And the fantastic wishes for your lucky little girl.

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  46. That is so exciting! Woohoo!! :)

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  47. umm.. you hardly look pregnant! Congrats on the girl!

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  48. Yay!!! Sooo exciting! Love your outfits for the reveal pictures...adorable :)

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  49. Congrats, You look fantastic! Really adorable reveal pictures..lovely couple!

    xo-Brittney

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  50. CONGRATS, BON! First off, these pictures as announcements are too adorable. Secondly, your hopes are precious, and I wish you guys every ounce of wonderfulness. You're going to have so much fun with her.
    Erica
    cominguprosestheblog.com

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  51. Yay congratulations Bonnie!!! I am so excited for you guys, she is going to be beautiful and amazing because she has you two as parents. Loved how you did the photos, you guys look so good in pink!

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  52. Woo hoo! Shopping for little girl things is so much fun! You look so great, Bonnie. That dress is the cutest.

    You guys are going to be great parents!

    Regarding your "sore nipples and other worries" ;), I would say just don't worry so much, you will do great. We all have different struggles and joys. Maybe you will have sore nipples, maybe not...(but probably). ;)

    Maybe you'll have an epidural or maybe not.

    Maybe this new little one will actually bring you and Greg closer together...(actually I'm pretty certain she will)!

    However, I can say for certain that with all the questions and uncertainty and worry that come along with these tiny little people, you will feel an even greater amount of joy and purpose and love and happiness!

    Before you know it your little family will find a new normal and it will seem like you were always a family of three!

    I feel like I'm kind of rambling on, but I'll leave you with one of my favorite quotes pertaining to motherhood. I like to keep it in mind when I'm feeling uncertain or start comparing myself to other mothers. It's from Elder M. Russell Ballard: "There is no one perfect way to be a good mother... Each mother has different challenges, different skills and abilities, and certainly different children... What matters is that a mother loves her children deeply and, in keeping with the devotion she has for God and her husband, prioritizes them above all else.

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  53. Congrats!!!!!!! This is so exciting!

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  54. So exciting!! I have a girl and it's awesome.

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  55. congrats! what a fun way to announce her!

    xo. jenn @ hello, rigby!

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  56. AHHHHHH. HOORAY! Lots of little hair bows in your future.

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  57. Yay! What an exciting time for you Bonnie!

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  58. This post made my heart swell with love! Congratulations!!

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  59. Yay!!!!! Congrats so exciting. I am sure that she will be so cute and as brilliant as you :)

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  60. Ahhh congratulations!!! I haven't been reading your blog for very long, and I'm a little gross & hormonal today, but I just welled up for you two! She's a lucky little lady! <3

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  61. Such a sweet note Bon. Congratulations, I'm so happy for you :)

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  62. Yea!! Congrats. Adorable dress Bon.

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  63. Awwww congrats! You guys are absolutely blessed <3

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