I won't pretend that it has always been easy but I couldn't imagine my life any other way! If you asked me eleven years ago what motherhood would be like I would have probably have given you a first time parents view of a uncertain world.
But my experiences thus far have taught me many things...
~ crying babies eventually stop crying,
~ bruises don't always mean concussions,
~ teething eventually ends,
~ children aren't perfect but your love for them should be
~ discipline may change behavior but discipleship changes hearts
~ not all kids sleep through the night,
~ children develop at their own rate....without regard to what the books say
~ little ones have minds of their own,
~ all children are gifted at something,
~ your comparisons to others are never accurate
~your children won't always like you...and vise verse
~ mistakes are always accompanied by apologies... this goes for the children too
~ children have no regard for TIME, ~ life looks a lot more beautiful through little eyes,
~ flexibility breads enjoy-ability
~ nothing replaces pleases and thank yous, ~ little hands make mighty big messes,
~ just-a-minutes never take only one minute,
~ in a blink of an eye today will turn into yesterday
~ little hearts quickly grow regardless of how much love they are filled with... so we must not waste a single opportunity
~ Mommies and Daddies only get one chance to get it right!
But most importantly I have learned that I must cherish every moment that I am privileged enough to have with these beautiful blessing from above
Thank you sweet boy for challenging me daily to be a better mother tomorrow then I was today.
Happy Birthday Todd Christopher
I love you to the moon and back again!