Sunday, March 21, 2010

Everyday

So. My updating has become scarce. I must admit, there isn't much time for anything these days, epecially a spare minute to sit down and write. But, here I am. A gorgeous Sunday afternoon on the porch with my laptop. Levi, quietly napping upstairs. He has become such a grown up toddler. Talking more and more everyday. Everyday a new word or phrase comes out of his mouth. He never stops talking and learning. It is so amazing to see the new things that he learns and the expression on his face when he figures something out for the first time. It is too amazing to describe. It brings importance to the small things in life. It can be as meaningless as figuring out how to manuever around the dog poop in the backyard. Whatever the adventure, he meets it head on and without hesitation. Its what we lack as adults. The carefree way of living.

Levi makes me want to slow down and enjoy the small things. Something I never really had a reason to do, until now. Being his mom is the most wonderful experience in the world and an experience it has been! Like Levi, I learn something new about being a mom everyday. It takes patience. More patience than I ever imagined. It takes strength. The strength to hold down a toddler while you wrestle on his diaper or shirt. It takes courage. Courage to stand up and say no to a screaming toddler who wants to play with scissors. It takes a lot of papertowels, batteries, buckets of soapy water and laughter to use them all.

I can hardly wait to see what my afternoon has in store!