Madison (my tot) and I have a goal to meet 365 Moms & their tots.

Tot Mom #30

Elizabeth & Sam — Singing This Song For You

Elizabeth grew up in a small town in Nevada, where her graduating class consisted of only 22 students. Having been used to a small town, she began researching private Christian colleges. During her search in the surrounding states, she accidentally stumbled into North Carolina colleges. This is where she found Gardner Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. Elizabeth always had a talent for singing and joined the high school choir, so it was only natural that her major in college was music. During her college days, she had the opportunity to see Opera Carolina and fell in love immediately. She wanted to be an opera singer, so she quickly changed her major to music performance. Out of college, she moved to Spartansburg, South Carolina to pursue her Masters Degree, yet opted to leave before finishing. Elizabeth moved to the Charlotte area and began working with a voice teacher at CPCC. Her opportunity arrived as she was accepted to be part of the opera, La boheme, at CPCC. She met her husband, Luke, through some mutual friends and they have been together for 4 years, married for 1 1/2 years. Being in opera did not go well with the family life, so she got a job part-time job at a hospital as a Unit Coordinator. Elizabeth is now a stay at home mom, raising their little man, Sam. She and Luke like to go rock climbing, white water rafting, camping, and fishing. Luke is very adventurous, so he encourages Elizabeth to live a little on the dangerous side. In return, she brings culture to their lives by taking him to operas. Her hobbies consist of singing, crotcheting (fun, silly hats), and baking. The problem with baking is she has to send it away when she is done!

Sam is 18 months old and goes by the nickname Little Bug. He is quite the ladies’ man, always flirting with girls. I touched his cheek and he gave me the cutest little smirk! Watch out mom! Elizabeth stated that her husband is very charming, so Sam must get it from his daddy. Little Bug is all about water this hot summer, both playing in it and chasing mommy with the garden hose. He also likes to read books, especially his 5 favorite books at home he reads over and over. Sam is a typical boy who loves balls, kicking them, throwing them, bouncing them, you name it. Recently he has gotten into Sesame Street, specifically Elmo’s world. He hates to be in his car seat, so going anywhere is not fun, until they arrive at their destination. Sam is fascinated with people and enjoys observing, so it is worth the trip.

The hardest thing about being a Tot Mom is that it is all consuming. The whole world is revolved around the tot, so mommy time is much needed. The best thing, though is how much they love you. Mommy is his whole world right now and there is nothing like it.

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