Sunday, August 19, 2012

Growth, Birth, and Renewal

My life changed forever on a beautiful sunny day in February.  That is when we welcomed our son into our family.  His birth amazing journey and one of the most transformational experiences of my life.  The transformations keep coming, each new day brings a new lesson, clarity, inspiration, and joy. 

I can't believe how much my son has taught me in the short time that he has been in my life;







unconditional love


He has taught me how to truly be present in each moment, to soak in each sensation, to be able to free myself from expectations and to do lists.  He has given me the ability to relish in our time together, to fully immerse myself into what it is we are doing at any given moment.  The greatest gift he has given me is time, time to be with him, to enjoy his presence, to experience life with the full awareness of all my senses.  It is amazing how simple life is when you look at the world through the lens of a child, the only thing that matters is what is in front of you in the present moment, there is no need to worry about the past or fret about the future.  The only thing you need to do is be present, live fully, experience each sensation, and give in to the moment, to the here and now.

There is so much joy in the simplicity of just living, and being one with my son!

I will be forever grateful to him for all that he has taught me, and I know that I will continue to grow with him as the world unfolds around him.  Our journey has just begun...

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sleeping babes

Oh what we do for our little ones. Papa is just wrapping up a rehearsal and E fell asleep on the way over to pick him up. So here I sit in the car with the A/C running not wanting to take him out of the car seat once again and wake him.

Oh how I love my sweet little man!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Secret to a Happy Marriage and a Good Night's Sleep

How do you continue to have a happy marriage and also get a restful night sleep after having children?

My secret: A KING size Bed!!!!

Yesterday our new king size bed was delivered and we slept on it for the first time last night and let me tell you it was amazing.  To be able to sleep next to my husband and my adorable son while not clinging to the edge of the bed for dear life was pure bliss.  I don't think I have slept that well since before I got pregnant and it is amazing what a restful night's sleep can do for your mental state.

I woke up at 5am this morning beaming from ear to ear and soaking in the peaceful quiet of our house.  I just laid there and watched my son and husband sleeping peacefully next to me.  In that moment I realized that this is all I need, that I have everything I have ever wanted in life lying right next to me in our amazing king size bed.

In that moment my life was perfect.  Now back to reality and my perfect, not so perfect life, where there are dishes and diapers to wash!