1. 7:00 a.m. is not early…..it is sleeping in.
2. Nothing is ever far enough to be out of Elias’ reach.
3. I’ve learned how to take a 5 minute shower….something I previously thought was impossible.
4. Even a 10 minute nap can help you get through the day.
5. Anything can be interesting if you look at it/feel it with a baby.
6. If it is clean….Elias can make it dirty.
7. Smiles really can melt the heart.
6. Nothing makes you feel so helpless as having a child who is in pain.
8. The most important “things” in life are the people you spend your time with.
9. I’ve really come to a new appreciation of my own parents now that I am a mommy (And Nathan’s Dad and Mom as well). I feel like as I was growing up I knew how lucky I was to have my parents. I grew up happy, healthy, loved, and never left needing anything essential. I knew how not all kids had it as easy as I did. My parents taught me how to be a successful woman. But now…anything I’ve ever done for my parents seems so inadequate compared to what they have done for me. The overwhelming love and pride I have in Elias gives me a new perspective on the way my parents must love me. It is something I don’t think I would have ever realized in this way unless I had a child of my own.
10. In a similar way, I have a new perspective on how God the Father must love all of us. The parent-child relationship is something different from any other. I am so privileged to be able to experience it. The thought of a loving God who created me….loves me……died for me….saved me…..has a new meaning now that I have my own child. I don’t know if I am making any sense…but I guess I am just trying to say that my love for Elias teaches me many things about myself and my relationships with others.