Thursday, October 7, 2010

STOP to enjoy motherhood!

So I was sitting in the back seat driving home from Fairytale land yesturday, grandma was driving actually. I looked at my adorable 2 year old son to my right, tired but not willing to fall asleep and my precious little baby girl to my left. I smiled and it dawned on me, I am a mom, and a mother of two! WOW! So surreal....I always wanted to be where I am now in my life and I am letting it pass me by.

For so many years I longed to be a mom, and now I am a mother of 2 beautiful, healthy, thriving kids! I have packed my days, as I have for years, with business things, doula-ing, learning and teaching Childbirth education, volunteering, & household business. WHAT AM I DOING? Why have I been letting the best days, weeks and years of my life just go by unnoticed or cherished? I need to STOP!

So this week, and going forward, I vow to enjoy my kids, play with them and only do the bare minumum outside of what is needed to parent. I need to take it in, like I did the other day. I rode my bike to the park with Hudson and we played chase, counted trees, shot baskets, and laid in the grass as I showed him how to find animal shapes in the clouds. We rolled down the grass hill, how dizziness sets in when you're older I don't know....but then we examined the grass and found a bunch of three leaf clovers.

Hudson who is now 2, is starting to talk so much, he is using his words so well and his signing is not slowing down. I am so happy to see him growing up and watching him blossom into a little boy! Yesturday, I finally was able to get him to enjoy the back yard on his own. He played in the empty kids swimming pool with a pile of rocks and dirt for almost an hour! So cool, that usually only lasts about 6 minutes.

My daughter, Dayton has the most gorgeous eyes! They are a pale violet blue! We were at Fairytale town and I just got done nursing her. I put her in the stroller and she was so happy and smiley. The natural light coming through the trees lit up her face and eyes, it melted my heart. I got some great pictures!

I want to cherish my kids growing up, and I am determined to enjoy these great moments. I need to stop running the rat race that has been ingrained in me for so many years. I am stepping back to remember my preschool teaching days and look at the world through their eyes.

I want to swim in the enjoyment of my kids childhoods and the fantastic opportunity I have to be a mother & wife!


  1. Sara, I got emotional reading your post. Extremely beautiful and touching and yes, you are right you have the great opportunity to enjoy your kids. Go ahead! Don't miss one moment it goes too fast!

    Love you all!

  2. Beautiful Post Sara- and so true!
    Love you guys

  3. How touching~ You are such an awesome mother Sara~ Hudson & Dayton are so lucky to have both you and Andrew for parents! Love, Mom

  4. Ahhhh! I have so been-there-done-that and finding-myself-doing-it again! Imagine what you will feel like when Hudson is in his senior year of high school (like my oldest child is)!

    No matter how crazy my weeks are, I make an effort to connect with my kids. With teenage girls, that sometimes means staying awake late into the night to talk. With the boys it means sitting through a poorly plotted action movie or holding my tongue as watch them bravely learn the next skateboarding maneuvor.

    Each moment and each milestone is precious. I know as well as you that it is very easy to add on things to our schedules. I don't have the answer aside from being aware and somehow mustering up the strength to "just say no!"

  5. Very heart felt, and I can't encourage you enough to do are living in a blessed time...enjoy it.