This post has been sitting in my drafts forever and I was humming and hawing over whether to publish it. I was worried that it would push this space into the too personal realm. I’ve come to the conclusion that it is no different than how I wear my work hat. I value and respect the intimacy of the journey, most times an unwanted one, I have the privilege of joining families on. This makes me practice in a very personal way. Why should this space be any different?
Anyways, this is not a feeding related post, just remnants of gratitude from Thanksgiving weekend. It seemed timely as we head into the Christmas season.
Some of my favorite things right now:
– my girls randomly asking where their little friends are and why they aren’t with us
-F’s demands: “hold my hand, mama”. usually quickly followed up with “i do it myself mama”
-E’s quiet moments with her little sister. i heard her tell F that she was proud of how tough F was.
-E’s new comments like “it’s a great day to be home together” or “daddy, it’s nice to have you home.”
-daddy love. The squeals when he comes home from a week of being away is heart squeezing.
-little girls practicing “mama-ing” on their babies in preparation for our new baby’s arrival
Each new stage brings new favourites and I hope this continues as we age. Just as it won’t get any easier, the challenges will just change.
As our little family embarks on a time of change, we are grateful for our blessings.