And it is in quiet moments, I’m filled with gratitude. This place in my life filled with love, joy and beauty. The gift of fertility. The joy of a child’s laughter and dependence on you.
These special times that will last only a few short years before becoming something else. I will hold on tight to these moments. Family. Nurturing babies, toddlers, children, a husband.
I am grateful to be given this time to be a mom and a wife. My life is filled with lavish gifts that come in the form of support, laughter, love, hugs, kisses, kind words and the most special people.
Day 5 - Home
Is wherever my Family is. We’ve been in the same house for the last 7 years, so this apartment in a house just off of Main Street feels like home to me, but I’m always open for a small house, yurt or trailer on a piece of land, with chickens and gardens and fruit trees, and children and love around me. So home is really where my people are. I love my people.
We definitely have one! Until babe # 2 arrives and all bets are off when it comes to routine.
Oria and I have a lovely morning routine. I go to her at 8 am, we hang out on her bed for a bit and have a cuddle and a little chat. We’re both morning people and wake up happy, so this time together is usually enjoyable and full of conversation and affection.
I make us first breakfast usually oats and a smoothie. We sit together at the table and eat, until she says:
“I want to go give daddy a hug and a kiss”
He’s usually asleep and its now usually about 9, so she’ll come and wake him up this way, before we start our days adventures.
Beautiful is the relationship between my daughter and my husband. His gentleness and patience that he shows her. We’re lucky to have him around most days working from home, so Oria is completely comfortable with him. I find his patience beautiful (not something that comes easily to me). How he takes the time to have her cook beside him, time to read her more than a story at bedtime, and lets her “read” those stories to him. I guess these are things I didn’t have in my own life growing up, and appreciate watching them in my life now with my own child. I find it beautiful I chose a partner who compliments my parenting style with his patience and love.
I feel grateful everyday for my beautiful family and this life, this gift I’ve been given.
Welcome June, a month I know one thing for certain. Our family of 3 will become a family of 4.