It's a wonderful feeling. It rushes through you from head to toe. It ejects love, adrenaline, confidence, knowledge, and pride into you and makes you an instant superhero. That's the feeling of a parent the second their child is born.
"Patience: It’s a life skill that some people have to be taught, sometimes we expect too much from ourselves and others, and we expect it too soon."
You gave that to us! You blessed us with all of this and trusted us to be the best people to help you grow, and we will never let you down!
In just 18 of your beautiful months, these are some of the important things you have shown us…
To Be Fearless: Watching you explore the world and take little chances. But don’t worry mom and dad are here to help you understand the line between being courageous and being in danger. We, as adults, definitely need a stronger dose of fearlessness.
To live in the present moment: As humans, we have a tendency to continuously look back on the past with regret and look to the future with plans and expectations, but rarely do we stop doing both of those things and simply rest in the present moment. You have shown us how to appreciate the beauty that is right now.
Patience: It’s a life skill that some people have to be taught, sometimes we expect too much from ourselves and others, and we expect it too soon.
To Love Unconditionally: Learning to give wholeheartedly without expecting anything in return, that is what real and unconditional love is all about, and that is what you have taught us.
To let go: It’s evident that children are generally a lot happier than adults, this is purely because of the fact that adults sweat the small and unnecessary stuff all the time. You have shown us how to let go of the unnecessary and by doing this, we stress less as well.
Strength: Your mom and I are, without a doubt, much stronger than we were 18 months ago. In all aspects of the word.
Persistence: The continued drive you have to achieve tasks, even when you fail, is something all of us need. In your world, the word ‘can’t’ does not exist.