Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Toddler Days and Terrible Twos

I want to remember right now, today, this moment, as you approach your second birthday in a couple of months, just how wonderful these days can be when I allow them to be. The coming months and years bring channels of change, tests of patience, leaps of independence, moments of uncertainty. Let's agree to those pretty labels instead of "fits" and "tantrums" for now because, for now, I'd like to anticipate with such joy and such gratitude just how many wonderful memories we'll make.


Remind me that some moments in life call for simply being quiet and and observant. There's peace in the stillness.


I can't wait to see what else the depths of your eyes hold as I view the world again by your side.


As the big "2" draws closer, each day I get a small view into the boy you'll someday be, and my heart fills with pride. Pride not because you are mine, but because God lent you to us for some time here on Earth, and I can't wait to see where He takes you.



15 comments:

D @ Naptime in Suburbia said...

Great post! W is sooo cute!

the workaholic momma said...

AAWWW Jen, this is so sweet...and those pictures of W are just adorable!!! You are totally right about taking it all in and enjoying every moment:)

Hope you guys are having a wonderful week!

Am I Really Grown Up? said...

I love this! Your babies grow so fast and yet so slow. Cherish all your moments with him, even his "fits". I swear you will look back at them and smile and almost wish for all od that again.

Sarah @ It's a Vol said...

This post is so sweet! It brought tears to my eyes! W is so lucky to have you as his mommy. I hope you are having a fantastic week.

Tiffany said...

I definitely try to soak up all moments throughout the day, too...tantrums included ;) W is just SO handsome!!

Meg O. said...

What an incredibly sweet post. I keep telling myself to enjoy every second, including the times where K is a stubborn baby who won't go to bed. I get to rock a beautiful baby that's all mine!

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mom said...

You are so right Dear Girl, And, the wonder of your child will always grow within you - love watching you and your son. And for Jacob, make the memories!!!

Happiness Is... said...

He is just too cute for words. Time goes too fast though!

Natalie said...

Don't make me cry girl! Such a sweet post to your little boy!

Nicole said...

Great post. He's such a sweet boy, and those pictures really capture him. You're such a wonderful mom!

Jess said...

My first baby turns 9 this year. I can attest that it DOES go so very fast.

He's so adorable. Do you kiss his cheeks all the time? Because I totally would.

brownbetty said...

Very beautifully said.

Katie @ Chronicles of KT said...

I love this!! It is crazy how fast they grow! He is so so adorable, hopefully we can get together soon!!