It’s a new year – and we’ve made it here. I am grateful.
I’m grateful that this year, I have – in my brood – bigger, older, more sensible children. Children that I can reason with, confide in, talk to.
Children whom I’ve never imagine to be growing this tall and talking this much, and coming this far with me in this motherhood journey.
Children who love me as I am, whom I know can watch me grow old and still hold on to me.
Children whom I love, as they are; and whom I know that I can watch grow up and hold on dear to.
Tis‘ so true the saying; that in parenthood the days are long but the years are short, and I now have a 8-year-old, a 7-year-old and a 5-year-old this year. Instead of diapers to change and tiny hands to hold, I find myself having to do so different things.
Like sitting on the swing at night with my firstborn, talking about his hopes and dreams.
Like reading the little notes my little girl leaves on my desk, filled with hearts and words spelling out, “I love you, Mama.”
Like having my littlest call me over the phone, asking me, “How was your day, Mom?”
These littles have grown up, and this year, I resolve to do three things.
I resolve to disconnect to connect.
I resolve to eat right and live life a little more balanced, so I can be a healthier, mindful mom for them.
I resolve to work a little harder at making their dreams come true – if that would mean being more efficient, more effective and more excellent.
What have you resolved to do this year? How is this year looking like for you?
I hope twentyseventeen would be a great one!