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.
Then it does.
And we wait for the next thing to happen.
And so on.
Until one day we realize that what we were waiting for…
was right in front of us the whole time.
We begin to understand that the most important moment we have is this one…
and this one.
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.
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.
Happy Birthday sweet Sydney!
Yes, my heart is so full.