Today, my little man turned six months old. I can’t believe I just typed that. The last six months have flown by. There have been days that draggggged on forever but the months are just so fleeting. Motherhood is funny that way. I sit here watching my son grab toys, turn himself in his saucer, babble away to me, and I am simply amazed. Part of me is actually even saddened by how fleeting these months are. I sometimes just want to freeze time (on one of the real good days, if that’s possible), and keep him this way forever.
Then the next day comes and he’s even more fun. The next day comes and he does something new that brings joy to my heart. The next day comes I am even more grateful to my God, for the gift of my son. The next day comes, and I love him even more than the day before. So, I am thankful for the next day. I am thankful for each stage we encounter, each smile that fills his whole face (he really smiles with his whole face), each “conversation” that we now have, and each moment I get to be his mommy.
I am more aware then ever that not all mommies get those special moments with their littles. Not all mommies get to experience first smiles, first laughs, the sweetness that melts your heart (even at the ungodly hour of 2am). My heart aches for them, my heart feels for them. I pray they have comfort beyond comfort, peace beyond peace… and that someday, they would be blessed with those moments. That someday, they too will be thankful for the next day. Cause the next day brings more love, more hope, and more joy than the day before.
So mommies out there… No matter how hard or how great today is. Lets be thankful for the next day. Not wishing today away, because today is filled with abundant blessings as well. But be thankful, thankful for the moments that will come, the memories that will be made and the love that will grow.
Buddy boy, Happy Half-Birthday. You have brought so much joy, so much spunk and so much fun to this house-hold. Everyday I am more and more thankful for you. I am thankful for today… and for the next day too! I love you my boy!