My heart is full.  And it is heavy.  It overwhelms me to think that it was a decade ago that I started the most uncertain journey of my life.

There is a point in most people’s lives where time passes slowly.

A period of time where we are waiting for something to happen.

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Then it does.

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And we wait for the next thing to happen.

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And so on.

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Until one day we realize that what we were waiting for…

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was right in front of us the whole time.

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We begin to understand that the most important moment we have is this one…

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and this one.

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I am in no way a perfect mom. Perfection was never the goal. But what I have learned over the last ten years (sometimes the hard way), is that the most perfect moment I have with her is the one we are sharing right now.

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And that I am so grateful I was given the gift of being her mom.

The tears, the laughter, the tough conversations, the hugs, the scrapes, the temper tantrums, the questions I can’t answer and in it all, the bond and the love that was created ten years ago today.

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Happy Birthday sweet Sydney!

Yes, my heart is so full.

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Ten

  • 1 January, 2015 at 8:12 pm
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    Love this.

    Happy Birthday Sydney.

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    • 3 January, 2015 at 6:03 pm
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      Thanks Jason!

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  • 3 January, 2015 at 1:57 pm
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    Oh wow. Tears filled my eyes!! So beautiful. Happy birthday to Sydney…and to you (after all, you did give birth to her on that day!).
    Much love,
    Tracy

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    • 3 January, 2015 at 6:03 pm
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      Thanks Tracy! Definitely a day of mixed emotions for me. xo

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