My daughter recently celebrated her second birthday. I’m a mom of a two year old now. Why does it seem like time is moving slowing and rapidly all at once? I look at her and miss her being the tiniest newborn while also loving seeing her grow into this amazing human right before me. I enjoy her smiles, laughter, and silliness while simultaneously disliking her pushback, tantrums, and moodiness.
The past year hasn’t been the best. There has been many bumps and low points. I haven’t always been the best I could have been. There have been moments when I haven’t set the greatest examples. For those times, I am sorry. I know I cannot be perfect but I will continue to strive for less bumps and lows.
I’m a mom of a two year old now
If having my daughter has taught me anything it is that the best made plans are always able to change whether you want them to or not. For someone like me, who loves to plan down to the last detail, this lesson has been challenging. Often in the beginning when plans changed I found myself feeling frustrated, upset, and as if I had failed. Over time, I’ve learned that change does not mean I need to feel of those things. Change is only as good as you make it. Motherhood like childhood is always changing and evolving. I am going to do my best to keep up.
I am hoping for more laughter, fun, and memorable moments. Plenty of hugs, snuggles, and cuddles. Better management of the negative and more celebrating the positives. I continue to look forward to the years ahead while affectionately (for the most part) reminiscing on the past. Here’s to two!