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Sunday, March 30, 2008


I overheard some comments from a few mothers the other day about “getting this baby/toddler stage over with”. Not those exact words but that idea. My first reaction was one of a little sadness for them. To wish away such a precious time is foreign to me, I haven’t had thoughts like that at all. I can honestly say that I’ve been able to cherish my time with Sierra these past nine and a half months. There are certainly days that I’m glad are over but I really enjoy watching Sierra grow into the person God created her to be.
Now, I am in no way suggesting that these mothers don't love or enjoy their children. I also realize that I only have one child who is not yet a year old so I am willing to be open to the fact that I might feel like that at some point too. I know as well that Trevor and I waited a long time (by choice) before staring our family while others may not have had that. In other words each situation is unique. My feelings on this stem, in part, from while I was working. I spent most of my days wishing time would pass by faster. Too many days went by without enjoyment. I also turned 30 last fall and although I'm not old I am getting older and it hit me how fast life is progressing. I don't want to waste any of it anymore.
Some of my Sierra delights:
She absolutely loves to walk with Trevor’s or my help (or whoever else is willing!). Her babble vocabulary is expanding, her taste for different foods is becoming more diverse, her smile melts our hearts daily, and her delight at seeing us when we’ve been away is priceless. Her hand-eye coordination is spectacular: the other day she grabbed a moving ant off the floor and yesterday she managed to pick up a hair!

1 comment:

Bunny said...

It's so great that you find so much joy in Sierra and that you appreciate every little stage she is in. I'm so happy for you. Take care. Christina