Today I officially have a two year old! Oh and what a wondrous two years it’s been. Being that it’s the day before Valentine’s Day and the day we celebrate my favorite little guy; it’s only fitting that I talk about love. Of course, every day should be about love. I’m a believer in showing it each and every day but today I’m going to give in a little and really get into the month of love.
I LOVE my kids. Well I love our family unit as a whole (duh) they’re just so darn cute and I really love these stinkers. Even on our hardest days these kiddos have been the greatest thing I’ve ever done. Aiven is the sweetest thing EVER although I will admit she’s more of a sour patch kid now that we’ve hit four years old. Abel is the most chill toddler ever and he really is the greatest boy. Let’s not forget those dimples and that head of hair. Man those dimples are my kryptonite. Now, DO NOT for one second doubt their ability to make me question my own sanity. They are tiny humans full of life and personality just like any one else and that my friends, comes with it’s own set of trials but they are our trials and I love it.
Man oh man do I LOVE our version of madness. The random dance parties just because. The ever present negotiations on wether princess dresses are appropriate attire for doctors appointments or the cold weather. Taking what feels like the tenth break from cleaning up to give cuddles or to start up another random dance party. Yes I’m tired. Heck, I’m up past midnight decorating for my sweet boy so that his day can start off with balloons and Daniel Tiger. Yep. I’m tired, and my heart is oh so full.
I’m going to be straight up and say that I LOVE Abel’s therapists. Im in awe of the improvement that we’ve seen since they’ve become a part of our lives but really they just bring us so much joy and hope. Abel is so much happier and engaged, I’m forever grateful.
Among many many other things that I love in our lives I love the strength and confidence that I’ve found in becoming a mother. Don’t get me wrong. I’m far from perfect and I don’t know everything. We don’t have the flashiest things nor do I have my junk together when it comes to all the domestic stuff. What I do have is a mix between love, persistence, and the heart to do any and everything for my children. I can doubt twenty different things on any given day but I never doubt how far I’ve come and how much this mom gig completes me.
Now on to the important stuff. My smallest baby is now two years old guys. Where did the time go? Before I knew it he was this amazing human being who has, along side his sister, taught me more about life than all the past experiences could have ever taught me. I could never really explain to you all just what it feels like to love this little boy but it really is something special.
I recently had the great pleasure of being a guest blogger on Yankee Doodle Paddy to share my view of love which you can view HERE along with other love stories for the month of February