Every now and then, I am reminded how fast time flies. Today is one of those days.
It’s ridiculously hard for me to believe that this was me SIX years ago…
On the way to be induced — AKA the most frightening picture of me ever taken.
It hard to explain to child free and pregnant women (and men) what it’s like to cross over the bridge. How insanely different your life is once you have kids. I keep trying, but I know I can’t capture the feelings and the emotions, or even the reasons why life is so different. Sure, I have more responsibility — I mean there’s a baby (and now a kid!), but it’s more than that. Life takes on a new tone, a new outlook, a new perspective. Life… begins.
My life as a mother began six years ago today (tonight, actually)– and it is a moment I will never forget.
It’s funny though – I don’t remember the pain, or the exhaustion, I just remember the love and gratefulness. I still feel that way today.
Ironically, it’s this day is most important memory that Braeden will never remember (because thank God they didn’t allow video cameras during the birth).
Instead, I hope he remembers how much fun he had as a child, the carefree days of summer, the vacations, the beach, having fun with friends, and being spoiled by his grandparents. I hope his memories are about moments and not “things.”
Most importantly, I hope he remembers being happy.
So, to my little dancing man – who can actually probably read this now (*sob* yet, proud at the same time – Happy 6th Birthday! I can’t believe you are 6!!! You make ME happy each and every day.