I Will Not Miss These Stages When They Are Gone!
No, I Will Not Miss These Stages When They Are Gone!
I am in awe and astounded by all the developments that my son has gone through.
There was a time when he was snuggling with me on the couch just a little thing. He was all warm and smelt wonderful. It is a great memory. I remember him rolling over, discovering himself in the mirror, realizing there was more to explore. As a result, everything was wonderful and new in his eyes.
“All of those moments and stages I will remember
but I don’t mourn or feel loss over them.”
I think about when he first learned to walk and how proud he was. He was an early walker at nine months old. When discovered how he could control those legs he began to run. He hasn’t stopped yet.
When he started talking was a great day. You could see it in his eyes. He was communicating more with us and was excited. Within a month, he was speaking full sentences.
“As a parent, your job is
to put yourself out of a job.”
All of those moments and stages I will remember but I don’t mourn or feel loss over them. Looking back yes it does seem like time flew by. Really though it was just the right amount of time for my son to succeed and develop.
There are a lot of articles that talk about the joys of parenting and rules. For example, don’t make them grow too fast you will miss this stage. Enjoy every minute of it children grow so quickly. They are right, but I am not feeling sad that he is growing and developing. I can’t wait to see what comes next.
As a parent, your job is to put yourself out of a job. Teach your children to be strong, independent, thinkers and creators. Give them every opportunity to learn and experience life around them. Be there to observe, guide, and take care of them as needed.
As we all know, mom guilt is strong in all of us. Parents don’t need the added pressure. Maybe we wish we can remember more of the little things. Parents are told that perhaps if we slowed down and spent more time focusing on the growth and development that was happening, it would have gone by slower. None of that is true.
Specifically, mothers and fathers are always there for every moment. That is why they grow so fast. Our children are encouraged and cared for. We taught them, watch them experiment with learning and their surroundings.
“I can’t wait to see what comes next!”
So, no I will not miss any stages when they are gone. I look forward to what is to come. I am proud to see that little boy continuing to grow.
Everyone, embrace the changes that are happening right before your eyes. You are not missing anything you are the reason they are thriving.
Most of all, remember parents, we are always on the front lines. It seems that things are fast and we might miss it. Remember the important things, take lots of pictures, and write special moments down. Don’t dread on what is to come. Don’t mourn the change or the past. Cherish the moment and look forward to the next.
We Will Survive!