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“Children reinvent your world for you.” Susan Sarandon

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Growing up I was never good at having patience. I also never thought that it was very important either. I believe that learning to be patient can come in several different ways. For me, being a mom has been the best opportunity for me to learn this, and not only that but it has been a joyful way to learn too. At the beginning you have to learn this skill because you are running on little sleep. With out patience the combination of little sleep can make it easy to be short with your spouse. And that of course was a little challenging. But, as Eli has gotten older it’s amazing how something like wanting and waiting for him to crawl is teaching me patience all over again. He is so interested, he gets on all fours and rocks back and forth. He will scoot backwards or roll every where but will not go forward. I get so excited when I see him rocking back and forth thinking this will be the day. There are actually a number of videos with him doing nothing on my phone because I thought he was about to crawl! No matter how badly I want him to crawl it will only happen when he is ready and I can’t change that fact. So what can I do in the mean time while I wait for his crawling adventures to start… have patience, and keep that camera rolling!

 

“Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” Charles R. Swindoll, The Strong Family

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My son will be six months old this week! Wow, does time fly by! He is at such a fun stage… almost sitting up on his own, two teeth have almost made their way in, and he is working on crawling. He goes in circles and backwards but has not officially crawled yet. I have so many videos of him doing nothing because I think he is about to crawl and I want to capture it. I know what will happen… he will crawl when I am not in the room or if I am, I wont have the camera on. As much as I want him to crawl, I am okay that he hasn’t. I am trying to enjoy every moment while he is little because I know how fast this time will go. One day he will be crawling and the next he will be in school. When it comes to raising children we need to take every day as a gift and enjoy each moment we have at every stage, because one day they will grow up. We can’t stop our babies from growing up, all we can do is take joy in each stage that they are in and do our best to raise them right. No my little one is not crawling yet and he is by no means anywhere near growing up and leaving home, but with each milestone he comes to I am reminded that he will not be little forever. So I am taking each milestone as a gift and treasuring each one, taking joy in my time spent with my son because one day he will grow up.