Over the last few days, I have been so busy I was afraid I would meet myself coming and going. I haven't really slowed down at all. It is just a hectic time of the year around here. Hubby works away from home and we farm as well. So, when hubby is gone to work, if something has to get done, guess what... Anywho, we have been picking cotton, servicing the combine for soybean cutting, I have been working on custom orders for diapers, took part in a local fall festival, getting my son to school every day, etc. You moms know how it is. You never have just one thing on your plate.(If that were true, Calgon would be a very busy company!) If you have little ones at home, little ones in school, extra curricular activities, possibly a job of your own, you feel as if you could give Superman a run for his money. This morning as my son was getting ready for school, it was "Mom, grab my phone!" and "Mom, where's my billfold??!" or "Mom, where's my belt?", and calmy(yeah, right!) I stand in the hallway, goodies in hand trying to quickly shove him out the door as the bus horn blows(and not just any horn, a train horn). You would think at his age he could keep up with something on his own. Well, as most moms do, I just grin and bear it, along with the laundry, dishes, diapers, baseball, groceries...... Pull out the Supermom drawers! It's gonna be one of those days!
Becoming a parent is a wonderful experience. Whether you are a first time mom, or have experienced the joy many times over, it is still a moment to be treasured. Giving birth and holding your child for the first time, looking into those bright little eyes, you feel as if the world has stopped and you are the only two people in the world. You can't imagine loving someone as much as you do that little person in your arms. Then reality suddenly slaps you in the face. After some of the new wears off and you try to settle into a routine, things like colic, feeding every two hours, diaper changes, bottles, breast pumps, more diaper changes, crying, and lack of sleep, suddenly seem to be taking over your sleep-deprived life. You begin to wonder if you can make it through the days and weeks ahead without going crazy. Then something amazing happens! You see that first smile and your heart melts. He sleeps for 4 hours straight without waking for a bottle. The colic disappears and crying endlessly suddenly stop. All is right with the world again. As your little one grows, those amazing moments of discovery continue to astound us and bring us joy. Introducing your child to the world around her and watching in wonder and awe at the things she learns never ceases to bring a smile to your face. Cherish these moments. Let them forever be remembered as life well spent. For life seen through the eyes of a child is a life we should all be lucky enough to be a part of.