Wow Mom Wednesday:
I would be remiss not to discuss probably the most life-changing moment in my life – the birth of my son – on his five-year-old birthday.
It’s a huge milestone for our family, especially when we have had the reality that he might not have made it to this point five years ago. But thank goodness we have arrived at this moment and he is here in all his glory (including his new freckles courtesy of his mother.)
And while there are some cool moments I’ve been able to have in my 30+ years pre-children, it’s is the unexpected, overwhelming joy my children has given me that continues to remind me what is important.
See, I wasn’t one of those gals that even wanted kids. I was the girl that scowled when she had a kid bang the back of her seat on a plane and now of course, I’m the mom with the kid kicking the seat. I hated loud kids in restaurants. And messes, I deplored them.
Now you know why I really named my blog “Mama Challenge,” right?
Oh how things have changed. But for the better. (Although I still don’t like messes, loud kids or kicking your seat, but be reassured I have drink money ready to give you if you sit in front of us on the plane.)
So while I can still think of the life I was going to lead, it doesn’t raise a candle to what my son cotinues to teach me everyday. From how to treat people, the importance of birthday parties, artistic masterpieces and even some Spanish, my kiddo is so awesome.
And I thought as the parent I was going to be the teacher… (Crazy girl.)
Recently on one of our little adventures together (even going to the grocery store is an adventure for the two of us), I couldn’t make a choice about a purchase.
“Jackson, which one should we get?” I asked my son.
He gently leaned over in the cart, grasped both side of my face sweetly and slowly said, “Mama, just trust me.” And then he gave me a kiss.
All I can say whomever marries this boy is going to be the second most luckiest woman in the world.