Happy 2014 everyone! I hope everyone had an incredible holiday :).
It has been crazy town at my house for the past few weeks. Between Daniela being born, Christmas and New Years visiting family, and then Philip’s second birthday this past weekend, we have been busy to say the least. Basically it looks like Christmas exploded in my house, haha. I guess my Christmas decorations will be up a little longer this year, but that’s ok.
I can’t believe my baby is two years old. It has FLOWN by.
It’s amazing that such a little person can teach you the most valuable lessons in your life…lessons you cannot pay to learn anywhere else. I wanted to take a few minutes and reflect about what my son has taught me these past two years.
He has taught me that I’m a lot stronger than I thought I was. It started with pregnancy and birth that taught me that I’m physically stronger, but now being a Mom I also believe that I am so much mentally stronger as well. When you know that you can successfully take care of another life it helps you put everything into perspective and makes you believe there is nothing you can’t accomplish.
He has taught me how to multitask like a champ. I can cook dinner, entertain my son, and clean at the same time. Now that we have thrown a newborn into the mix this will really come in handy. This morning I was breastfeeding my daughter while feeding my son his breakfast. Getting. It. Done.
He has taught me how to go with the flow. I’ve always been a planner. I like my calendar and having a schedule/to do list. In my life before babies I worked in a fast paced sales environment and EVERYTHING was scheduled in my Outlook calendar. At first this adjustment was a huge challenge for me, but after I had Philip I had to come to terms with the fact that life doesn’t always work like this when you have a small child at home. I’m proud to say I’m a lot more laid back and I’m truly thankful for every day instead of worrying about what I have planned for the rest of the week.
He has taught me how to live in the moment. Whether we are dancing to songs on Sesame Street or going through flash cards (this is my son’s favorite thing to do), I try my hardest to always give him 100 percent of my attention and take it all in. He changes so much from month to month and I want to really enjoy him at every age.
He has taught me how to love unconditionally. Having Philip has taught me the meaning of true love. Yes, of course I love my husband, but it’s just different and difficult to put into words…but I know other moms will know what I mean.
He has taught me how to truly care about someone else more than myself. It’s just human nature to always look out for yourself first but I promise you that changes the second you have a child. Their needs come first and you will do it without thinking twice about it.
He has taught me the true meaning that the most valuable things in life cannot be bought. Having children has filled a void in my heart that I didn’t know was missing. My family is the absolute most important thing to me and I thank God every day for blessing me with my husband and two healthy beautiful children. Nothing else matters.
I’ve taught my son his ABC’s and how to count…he, on the other hand, has taught me so many things that have made me a better person.
Happy 2nd Birthday to my loving, smart, handsome, and defiant little boy :). I’m so proud of you! Mama loves you so very much <3