A year ago it all just seemed like too much.
If I had known then that in a year she would be walking around, stuffed llama in hand, babbling to herself– throwing in an “uh-oh”every now and again– laughing out loud to the jokes in her head, I might have been a little more chill about how difficult life had become. Parenting during a child’s first 6 months is hard. Much harder than I ever imagined. But now the adorable phases she goes through are fleeting and though I do not wish to go back to those crazy newborn days– ok, maybe just for an hour or so– I want, more than ever, to savor these precious moments.
May your day be filled with long, savory moments of bliss.
Keeping Willow by Stacy Feyer-Salo is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.