Last night I snuck into Blake’s room while she was sleeping. I picked her up, carried her over to the glider and sat down holding her close and rocking her. She’s so busy these days that I couldn’t tell you the last time I really snuggled her, you know–where she just let me hold her and rock her for more than 30 seconds. My heart was so full. Literally, I rocked her until 12:30 and even then I didn’t want to stop. She brings the best out in me, she brings me down to earth again and reminds me the important things in life.
I get so wrapped up in life, I think we all do. In the numbers games, the competition of who has what, the jealousies and everything else in between that we forget to look at the positives. I know I do. I have literally been focusing on nothing but the negatives for weeks and it’s killing me. Literally, killing me inside. It’s not getting me anywhere, it’s making me utterly miserable and bringing out my own worst enemy. I compare myself to others in my industry, I get down about where I’m at and how my hard work isn’t paying off, I’m jealous that I don’t get to snuggle my baby all day and buy all the things. It’s just stupid stuff. But it’s not about those things, those things don’t matter. I’m blessed I’m able to work, I’m blessed I’m a Mom, I’m blessed in so many ways that I take for granted too often.
So Friday, I decided enough was enough. Life is too short, life is way too short to worry about things that don’t matter. It’s been a tough transition, you know — changing a mindset you’ve had for awhile now, but it’s been better.
My baby is my priority, my husband is, they’re what truly bring me happiness. I am choosing to surround myself with just that. With them. So yesterday we packed our little diaper bag, loaded up the smarTrike and went to the park. It was the best thing I could’ve done and it reminded me that, that’s what I need to be doing often. Focusing on the positives, finding joy in every single thing I do. Reminding myself that hey, some of y’all care to read my blog 😉 that I’m getting there. That being a Mom is incredible and I’m doing my best, we’re doing our best to make our little girl’s life amazing.
So as I pushed my little babe around on her trike along the pond, I couldn’t help but smile because I was being positive, because I was enjoying the moment I was in. We watched the ducks, she tried to pedal and push her smarTrike around on her own 😉 , her teddy bear went everywhere with us and it was perfect. Blake had meltdowns, it was hot and things weren’t perfect, but it was all about the outlook. Making the situation positive and enjoying every moment with my family.
Time goes way too fast. I remember bringing her home from the hospital, terrified, clueless–but so in love. And now, now she’s walking all over, trying to pedal her trike, using words–it’s insane.
So here’s to positivity, family and baby snuggles–because they’re what make life worth it all.
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- Leading worldwide brand of tricycles
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- Canopy to provide shade and comfort
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