Motherhood is a complicated thing. You see we long and yearn to keep our babies small and cuddly. We don't want them to grow up, but at the same time we understand the eb and flow of the world. We understand that to be good parents we have to let our children grow and experience life....we have to let them fall, let them fail and let them jump sometimes....and most of all let them grow...even if it means they grow apart from you.
Its painful...yet joyous. We want our children to do well, to be good people, to excel, to have friends, to love life...and to do that, is to expose them to as much of it as possible.
Why am I so reflective?
This weekend we had our first dinner guest over, outside of the house warming party we had back in August. We cleaned up the back yard, raked leaves, moved rocks, and prepared ribs, fried potatoes and baked beans and sat out back by our fire pit and just chatted....we enjoyed a meal and some time with a friend until it got dark.
|Sedona AZ, September 2009|
Are you surprised at how fast the year flies by? I think it flies by faster when you have kids.
Wife, Mother of Two Boys, Coffee Addict, Pinterest obsessed, an aspiring writer balancing every day life of raising a family and blogging about it.