Tonight I can not help but think of how being a parent changes your very being. Two years ago I thought I would have two boys. Two years ago I was completely content with that idea. Two years ago I thought I planned everything out. Then life happened and we lost our second son to a stillbirth when he was full term.
Tonight, I am a mother to two boys, one of which is in heaven waiting for me, and one beautiful daughter.
Two years ago I thought I planned everything out. Then life happened and we lost our second son to a stillbirth when he was full term.
And guess what? I just purchased her first headband – it was so fun to come home and try it on.
Is she adorable or what? I couldn’t wait to show her daddy…and the best part…he LOVED it too. She is such a girly girl and I love having that in my life each day.
I am struck by the wonderful feelings that having sons and a daughter brings to life. Don’t get me wrong…I love playing trains. I love the fact that our son comes ripping around the corner with a toy fire truck that has a volume level designed for my father without a hearing aid. But I also love putting piggies in her hair and seeing “dollies” around the house. Did you know they can ride fire trucks too? Amazing!!
The dichotomy between a girl and boy is profound some days and almost non-existent the next. Right now I just know that I am enjoying it and I look forward to what each day will bring. While I love “piggies”, I also relish in the 2 seconds it takes my son to comb his hair in the morning and how he so confidently shows it to me each day. My life is full and I am thankful…