Seriously parents out there, it does make sense why people say that.
The children do grow up so quick. I’m tearing up as I write this. It’s such a precious and beautiful experience to see a child look into your eyes, smile so big, and look for assurance, approval, comfort, safety, and love. I feel myself so full of love and purpose. Every dang day.
One night after everyone is asleep, I’m reflecting on the last year. A whirlwind of changes. Life after a baby is so different. I no longer care if Friday night is now relaxed movie night after baby is asleep. Much different from the life out around town, late nights, and sleeping in.
Those little fingers and toes. That contagious baby laugh. The baby words that just melt you. I wouldn’t change it.
I’m trying not to but shoot,
It was between the cozy newborn cuddles and the first walk around the neighborhood and the first times trying a food. The first words. The first everythings. The hard long nights. And the first sleeping-through-the-night MAGIC that also happened. The first time leaving the baby with a family member or babysitter for a date night but just wanting to leave early to see baby again. We tried not to blink but we couldn’t help it.
And it’s okay, mama. We all blinked.
They did too.
And they want to play outside and go on adventures and explore the world. Make a mess and have a blast.
Together with us.
While the baby is small we will be hugging them tight or if they are big, we will still be hugging them tight everyday. Mindful of each day, the rollercoaster that it can be. We recognize being along for the ride with our eyes open is the best way.
So, there might be an occasional blink in this don’t blink world.
Hey, no one likes dry eyes. : )
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