You may outgrow my lap, but you will never outgrow my heart.Unknown
As a mom, I know sometimes you have to laugh so you don’t cry! The days are long and the weeks are short. We are always darting from task to task, with little sleep. We come into motherhood with a whole set of beliefs and assumptions about what it will be like. But quite frankly, no one can ever prepare you for what’s in store. With each milestone that passes comes new challenges. The universe is constantly reminding us that we don’t have it all figured out. (and never will!)
Motherhood taught me that we cannot control what will happen in our lives or with our children, but instead to surrender. Identify your problems, embrace the mess, but give your power and energy to finding a solution. Drop the need to have all the answers and just enjoy the experience. Go with your natural instincts and be the best version of yourself that you can be!
From the moment I knew I was going to me a mother, I was overjoyed. It took a long time for our miracle baby to come and I think because of that it changed the way I feel about “all the things”. Every little thing so special. It will be a lifetime experiment in letting go, I am sure of it. From letting go of his tiny finger when he was an infant, letting go of his hand so he could walk, letting go of his bike so he can learn to ride…letting go so he can live his own life, the one I prayed for and anticipated. (ok sobbing now!)
Every day I wake up with an overwhelming feeling of gratitude and joy, knowing that the little boy I adore so much, will grow to be an amazing man. And I am going to look back and know, I had a lot to do with that.