After having felt completely run down both physically and emotionally and having written about it (so thankful for that and all the wonderful support I received), I have decided to flip things around and focus on the wonderful things that I have instead of what I don’t have. 🙂
So what if we don’t have the 3 bedroom house of our dreams with a yard? We have a wonderful 1 bedroom apartment where we have had wonderful times and will have wonderful memories when we one day leave.
This apartment is the only home Lily knows. It’s where we brought her the day she was born. It’s from here that we walk down the street and go to the beach within a 30 minute walk. It’s from here that we make a left at the end of the block and meet Claudia and Sofia for wonderful afternoons at the park.
So what if I don’t have the freedom I once had? I have a wonderful husband (I la-la love you Will) and a beautiful and healthy baby Lily (I love you Lily).
I have wonderful old friends close and far and I now have new wonderful mommy friends as well (thank you Claudia, Zura and Sherrie).
Even though our families are far (in West Virginia and in Portugal), they are wonderful and I am so lucky to have them! And most importantly, everyone is healthy.
I am so fortunate and blessed to be able to stay home with Lily. (thank you Will!) It is the most wonderful and challenging job in the world but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Anything!
Being able to be a full time mom is an opportunity of a lifetime. It may never happen again. It may only happen once. There are a many changes to go through along the way both emotional and physical but I truly believe that the woman in me was not born until the day that Lily was born. I may have thought of myself a woman then, but I was not.
More mornings at the beach like the one we had today with Claudia, Sofia, Zura and Lien. (Sherrie and McCoy you were missed)
All 3 girls had some diaper free bottom time, they were in the water (it was Lien’s first time, picture #2), they played (picture #4), they ate, they napped (Lien, picture #5), everyone got to get to know each other better (Zura and Lily, picture #6) and there was even time for some baby free mommy swimming time (Zura and Claudia, picture #7).