Today as I reflect that it is my son’s third birthday, I am grateful that I was chosen to be his mother.
The moment that I knew I would be a mother, I was quietly joyful and felt a profound peacefulness in my heart. Watching his life grow inside mine was something that I will treasure every day, for being able to be a part of the miracle of life is an awesome opportunity. Then, he came into the world and the day that he was born I was overwhelmed with joy, love and a fierce protectiveness that only parents can understand.
As I have been able to watch him grow, I see the little boy shining through from the baby that he used to be. There are so many opportunities to watch him experience life and some of my favorite are his laughter, the way he cuddles with me in the morning before we get out of bed and the openness he shares when he hugs and kisses me. I have been in awe as I have watched him begin to become independent and to make decisions about what he wants in his life and I am reminded that we all live that way. We are creating the life that we want with the decisions that we make, no matter if they are simple or complex. Today I am grateful for the opportunity to live each day with my son. Learning from him how to be the best that I can be and how to enjoy life as it passes by, that the decisions I make today effect the life that I live tomorrow. There isn’t a day that goes by where he doesn’t do something that helps me to see that there is more to life than “doing” everything on time. Sometimes I feel like a doing machine, and taking the time to stop and see my life as it passes before me and to appreciate all that I have been given is a conscious choice. One that I cherish.
I have learned from him it is important to stop and take time to enjoy each other and be in the moment with our family. He lives in a state of wonder at how things work and what he can do. He reminds me to live in the moment with him and to see how things work and what we do as a blessing. We have been chosen to live this life and fulfill our purpose. This is an opportunity of great reward and responsibility. Sometimes, I forget to live my life that way. I’m grateful that he is here to remind me to see the wonder that exists all around us, to be reminded of my purpose and to spend time cultivating my purpose to fulfill my own self. I cannot be the mother that I want to be if I do not take the time to refill my cup each day. For me, that means taking the time to sit and be still, meditating and treasuring every experience that has brought me to where I am today.
May you take a moment today to see the wonder in the world that surrounds you and feel joy.
Go in peace, love and light!