5 minute friday – where we all write for 5 minutes flat with no edits on the 1 word prompt from mrs. Lisa Jo Baker. This week’s word is CHERISHED. Click the image below to read more 5 minute posts and/or to join in the fun yourself!
5 minutes…. GO
First baby - Every one tells me to “cherish every moment” and “enjoy it all” etc. etc. I wonder if there is something wrong with me. I don’t enjoy getting puked on. I don’t like getting up 5 times a night to feed the baby or rocking him for hours in the middle of the night. I don’t cherish every last second I’m with my son. I must be the worst mother ever!
As time went on I stopped feeling so guilty for not cherishing everything. I adore my son and love being with him, but hey, there are some things that are just not that enjoyable (being pooped on, for example).
Then along comes baby number two - things change. Life starts FLYING by. One minute my son is saying a word here and there, the next he’s using full sentences. My daughter is a newborn and can barely move herself, I blink and now she’s sitting and has a mind and personality of her own!
Maybe it’s because life is more chaotic with two. Maybe it’s because I’ve been through this all before, or because I know the Princess is (probably) my last baby, but life is going by fast. And I’m learning to cherish more. I’m starting to see why all the more seasoned moms look back on these years and miss them. Yes, it’s exhausting and I’m counting the days until I’ll be able to sleep through the night semi-consistently again. But it’s lovely. My babies are crazy, and time consuming and so beautiful. I can see that more clearly than ever before. It’s not that I didn’t cherish moments with my son before, and it’s not that I literally adore every moment with my kids now (still not a fan of the puke and poo, or tantrums for that matter), but I’m able to see the blessings through it. I’m able to see the beautiful gift that God has given the world in the form of my two little babies with two HUGE personalities.
2 pictures that I’ve been comparing lately, to show just how fast time is flying…
yup my hair is crazy and the mirror is dirty :P sorry.