An entire year has come and gone and my little angel is now 1 year old. It’s true, the feelings that come with becoming a mother are hard to put into words. All I can really say is that I’m eternally grateful and enjoy every single day I get to spend with her. She’s helped me to practice living in the present moment because I don’t want to miss anything with her. She’s shown me how words are only partial communication, because we cultivated our own way of communicating from 2 months. And she’s brought pure joy into my life, something I’ve never had before but have always wanted.
She currently walks and her first two words are “hi” and “cat”. She adores our cat Coco, even though Coco isn’t too sure about her. It’s truly remarkable to watch a life unfold from Day 1. We spend our lives experiencing what life is, so to now be in the position of observing a new life is fascinating. I marvel at how quickly she forgives because she doesn’t comprehend offense yet, at least from what I’ve observed. And she wakes up each morning with excitement and happiness radiating from within.
I’ve already had moments where I jump to the future and see her at 5 going off to Kindergarten or 16 and leaving for a date and I can’t lie, I’ve shed a few tears. Our lives are so precious, every life is. Yes, babies are motivation to build a better future and world but also to relish in the now moment and appreciate this gift called life.
I look forward to sharing more with you this year, as a new mom and as the person I’ve always been.
Photos by: Fox Girl Magic