I came across this today as I randomly scrolled through my IG feed. Seriously, if you aren’t on Instagram, you should be. It’s an inspirational and positive place and highlights the benefits of social media. Plus, you can follow me (@aleciaharris88) for more fun pics and tips since that’s my main form of social media. Anyways, back to the topic on hand.
I was finger swiping away and saw this and literally had to stop and stare for a few minutes. I have talked about my out of body experience during labor with Boden and thought this sure was a beautiful way to describe that experience.
As a matter of fact, last night I went to rock him back to sleep and had this overwhelming need to just hug and kiss him and soak up every single second of that moment. He just laid his sweet face against mine and I swear I kissed his face 300 times. He was smiling and cuddling and I don’t think I have ever squeezed anyone so hard. It was this moment in which I just knew that he would be older when he woke up. I knew he would not be as much of a baby. That he is so quickly changing and growing up and that here soon I will wake up to an empty house. I longed to permanently brand his smell, his soft skin, his toothless grin, his tiny toes and fingers, his whole entire essence into my heart. I know this may sound weird but it’s one of those things you can probably only understand if you are a mother.
So the timing of this quote is not lost on me. I believe the universe brings you exactly what you need, when you need it. This was one of those things. I am so utterly connected to my kids and maybe it is because I went up and grabbed their souls. Who really knows but it’s a beautiful thought either way.
Yes, they make me want to pull my hair out some days. I tell them mom is moving to an apartment that will be so girly they won’t want to step foot in it. This usually gets them to behave, minus Mason who is like….”ooooo I could bring my girlfriend over. She loves pink.” Bless his heart! 😉 😉 However, they are kids and kids are crazy and annoying sometimes and curious and fun and energetic. IF they weren’t they would be adults and I’m not ready for my kids to be adults…yet. So we relish in the crazy, we soak up the sweetness, and when all else fails we look up apartments for Mom! 😉
Soak it up, friends! Happy Friday!