Each milestone has it’s up and downs.
Each milestone has it’s happy and sad.
Each milestone has it’s wants and wishes.
Each milestone deserves to be remembered.
Hey mama! The day may be long but the years are short.
The day may be rough and hard but find the happy, find the joy, find the love and remember they are little people. Yes we are gifted the honorable job of raising these little people and to call them our own. We are gifted these little people. We are called to love them and to work hard for them.
Celebrate each milestone because one moment or one day it will pass. It will soon be a memory… they will no longer do the things that we once saw as a task or a duty or a daunting job. Guess what…it’s a season and I’m finding the seasons are s-h-o-r-t. It passes all too quickly. While you’re in the thick of the day before you know it they won’t need you to carry them, they won’t need you to hold their bottle or for the nursing mom you will wake up one day and they have weaned themselves and what you didn’t know was the last time, was the last time.
I’m writing to the choir here. I’m giving myself a pep talk today. I’m reminding myself of the little things. So I thought I’d share with you all some of our recent milestones and “little” things that as I look back remind me and brighten my day as to the joy this little one brings and the honor it is to be called her mama. Hey Mama’s it’s an honor to have the name you’ve been given and to hold that baby close. They are little people in the making to be big people and carry on your name.
- From the newborn stage of TOTAL dependence of mama now to the toddler stage where she knows what she wants and doesn’t want! As in we will shake our head no and say uh-uh. Where has the time gone?
- Feeding yourself. Oh the joys of watching her attempt to get something in her spoon, miss it and decide to just pick it up with her tiny fingers and feed herself the way she knows best. One day she won’t need me to scoop anything into her spoon at the supper table.
- The mess. Oh the mess she can make when pulling off all of the books on the shelf and playing with them. One day she won’t need me to pick up that mess, she’ll have to be taught but she won’t need me. The mess of sticky fingers from eating pancakes with our hands, oh the mess of splashing in the bathtub and giggling. I’m learning to let these messes go…it won’t matter tomorrow because I can clean it up…what will matter is the memories.
- Juice. Oh the love of juice in our household. She used to need me to hold her cup for her. In the blink of an eye she’s doing that on her own, she doesn’t need me.
- From crawling a few short months to walking and totting everywhere, she doesn’t need me to get her from the living room to the kitchen.
- The day came she was so shy and clingy…to waving and saying hi to all of the strangers at the airport and on the airplane, we turned a new leaf all of a sudden.
You get my point…and your mind is going to your memories, your little ones and the time that is fleeting.
- Our most recent favorite is running around in our diaper after bath time…this too will pass and she’ll not want to do that, one day. Until then I’ll still take her picture and relish in the moments!
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Hi I’m Erin a Southern mama from South Mississippi, owner and chief editor of Sixth Bloom a blog helping mom-tographers capture their kiddos and life, talking all things home, parenting and how we navigate through life. You will find me living life to the fullest with my mister (aka husband) and our little one year old, Miss Elle, in our 500+ sq foot cottage as we build our dream house on our two acres! We are blessed beyond measure, love to travel, involved in ministry at our church and in between all of that I run three successful businesses!