Every time I go to do a monthly highlight post I remember how thankful I am that I’m doing this project – even in the midst of the “hard”. I’m on my 4th pregnancy in 3 years and it’s taking a toll on my body and my hormones. My days are filled with lots of: “You need to stop whining.” “IN A MINUTE.” “Go to sleep.” “You’re hangry because you refused to eat your breakfast.” “Stop pushing your brother.” “Be gentle”. “Stop hitting that.” “No, I can’t pick you up right now.” And it’s easy to get caught up in the redundant illogical world of toddler and babyhood.
Each afternoon while Levi naps, Micah and I have started to get into the habit of watching our old annual family videos we make of each year. And when I look back, I don’t see any of that. I just see laugher, and exploration, and can even smile at the clips of baby tears. I just see the sweetness. I think motherhood CAN be like giving birth. It’s hard and painful, but somehow while you do remember it, those parts fade and mostly the good parts remain as the years go on. (Now, I also have experienced a very traumatic birth and I’m not writing that off as that’s a bit of a different beast). But on the whole I mean. On the whole, you can look for the good and choose to remember the good as well as the bad and as well as the hard. This project is remembering the good. I don’t want 2018 to be the year mommy lived in an exhausted heap on the couch. While that is definitely a large part of this year, there is so much more. And these photos are the more <3.
Continue around the circle to see more 365 highlights from my friends! Next up is Angela’s post HERE.