I am so excited for today's guest! Beth is such a great friend and I am blessed that we connected last year because we are basically the same person living alternate lives ;)
And time passed by...
Yesterday my baby turned 5, F-I-V-E!
Please insert all the broken heart emojis here!
I've talked about it before, we are completely content with our family just the way it is (and we still are). But, that doesn't mean it doesn't feel weird sometimes. Our family dynamics just keep moving on, growing, maturing. We out grow clothes and we sell them, our house is completely baby toy free and I haven't seen and episode of Elmo's World in over two years. Like it or not, they are growing up and perhaps that is the hardest part for this mama's heart to deal with.
I don't want another baby.
But sometimes I'm not so sure how I feel about my babies growing up either.
Babies don't keep.
The baby years were great. Hard work, but great. Sometimes I find myself wishing I could go back to those times just for one day. But these older years have brought something even more amazing than watching those little girls grow in size. Now I get to watch them grow as a person. The relationships that I have with the girls now mean more than I ever imagine they would when I was holding those precious little babies.
Maybe its because they are reasonable human beings now? Have you ever attempted to reason with a three-nager?! Good luck with that. Or maybe I've just learned to be the mother that they need, how to parent them better. Our relationship comes full circle now. I still give a lot but things aren't so one sided nowadays.
Whatever it is, it is beautiful.
And as long as they still want to hold my hand in public, play Barbies with me and snuggle in the dark talking about everything and nothing, we will do just that.
Because soon enough this stage will be a thing of the past.
Just like those baby years are now...