Wasn't it just yesterday that I was a new mommy?
I remember the cooing sounds, the wonderful new baby smells, and, the little fingers wrapped tightly around mine. Oh, and those delicious giggles when I would tickle their bellies...I recall those sweet, little eyes looking up at me while having their bottle and the delight that they got when a musical toy was playing nearby. Then there was the joy watching them discover this big, new world that they were now a part of. It allowed me to see things through the eyes of a child...and, I liked what I saw.
I embraced my role as a mom and truly loved it.
As I watch Janet and Jeffrey, I am also reminded of how bringing up children is a twenty-four hour, never-ending job. I realize again that these early years are a time of great importance as many life lessons will be learned. Our children watch our every step and hear our every word as they begin to grow and develop. Everything revolves around the children...free time is at a minimum.
As the years go by, I guess that we forget that other side of parenthood. Maybe this is because bringing up our children can be the most unbelievably joyous time of life. As I sit here wondering where the time has gone, I realize that the years erase the difficulties and we are left with all of the sweetest memories...
And, for those memories, I am most grateful.