Babies Don’t Keep…

My munchkin is approaching is his first birthday (June 20), and I am NOT handling it well. He’s our first baby, and I’ve been incredibly blessed to stay home with him for his first year. Now, however, that year is ending, the student loans from my master’s program are coming due, and I’ll be heading back to work part-time – and leaving my growing-way-too-quickly little man for a couple days a week. I’m not ready for it – not at all. He’s gone from completely dependent on me in every way to Mr. Independent, wanting to play by himself and feed himself. He’s gone from just being able to lift his head to taking his first steps. He’s gone from involuntary smiles to full-out giggles when he’s tickled. Can it already be a year?

As I reflect on the last year with tears in my eyes and a bittersweet feeling in my heart, I think about this blog post I read recently. Her words are perfect. This hasn’t been an easy year. We traded in married life for family life. Our son had acid reflux for several months. We are constantly sleep-deprived. But I wouldn’t trade it for the world! I hope I never forget the following words, with my little munchkin or any future munchkins that become a part of our family.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Janice
    May 28, 2013 @ 13:39:00

    These statements are so very true. These are good thoughts to commit to memory so that during times of frustration, exhaustion, etc., you can recall them. Things will then be put into proper perspective and it will help calm you during those times of frustration, etc.

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