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Mommy Mondays: Birthday Reflections on Being a Mommy

by Kimberly on November 5, 2012 · 1 comment

This week is a big week in our home as we celebrate not one, but TWO kiddo birthdays! It’s been a pretty incredible 6.5 years and I feel awestruck at the amazing journey these two souls have taken me on. As I sit and reflect on what these past mommy years have been like for me, here are some of the thoughts that come to mind:

  • For me, being a parent stretches me in more ways than I thought possible. I experience higher highs and lower lows and have a feeling that type of growth won’t end anytime soon…
  • It’s an incredible gift to watch these two individuals develop, grow, and learn. From the early attachment building to motor skill strengthening to language development to social skills growth—the development of a child is truly an amazing process.
  • I never knew how much fun spontaneous, living room dance parties could be.
  • I am surprised at how much I am learning about myself as part of this parenting process. However, I don’t always like what I learn and look forward to the day when I find myself saying “Ugh…why did I do/say that?!” less often than I do now.
  • I appreciate the opportunity to reflect on what my values are, on what moral, work, and social qualities are important enough to me to try and instill in my children.
  • It’s amazing how powerful a look or the tone of your voice can be in getting your kids to start listening to you. As in right now.
  • It’s incredible how children enter this world as unique individuals with their own personalities, quirks, strengths, and temperaments. There is something to be said for genetic predispositions.
  • I really hope these next 15 years don’t go as quickly as everyone says they will…

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Antoinette Morrison November 6, 2012 at 7:07 am

Unfortunately Kimberly, they do.
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