Life is changing quickly, friends. Friday night Forrest decided to walk for real, standing up on his own in middle of the floor, circling the couch, carrying a book, clapping, turning… he tried to climb stairs too but quickly realized he should still crawl up those. But wow, as Matt put it, “It’s weird to see him walking around on his own.” I also put him in little leather shoes for the first time (picture a dog with tape on his foot), and he doesn’t love them but he’ll get used to them. Apparently they feel very different from socks!
This morning I received my first FutureMe letter from a year ago and wow again, that was too cool. Sure, I know I sent myself some FutureMe letters but I didn’t realize what the impact would be. Just awesome. Here’s the letter:
You’re nursing Forrest right now for the umpteenth time – remember these days? They really are good.
Remember to tell Matt you love him, and love and cuddle Forrest as often as you want. Life is good.
And you are beautiful.
I so recommend doing this for yourself. You can set how far in the future you’ll receive them, they can be totally private (or public if you like), and it’s a sweet glimpse at a little moment you probably forgot. Reading that letter I can remember exactly how it felt to be sitting there in the nursery, rocking and feeding a tiny newborn, and the thoughts I was having right then. The frustration of nursing, wondering if he was getting enough because he always seemed hungry; wondering why the process wasn’t easier because it should be easy! natural! second-nature! but wasn’t for a while; wondering if it would get better. And in those early overwhelming days of first motherhood it was too easy to get caught up in the minutia and stuck in the moment’s chaos, rather than remembering a mother’s best mantra at that time: This Too Shall Pass. Every day will be different, life will get better, and life is good.
Happy Monday, friends. I hope your week starts well and continues the same. If not, remember: This Too Shall Pass. Every day will be different, life will get better, and life really is good.