Sometimes as adults we unintentionally complicate things. We overthink, stress, worry, plan and as a result we forget to sit back and enjoy life. I am guilty of all of these things. We get so caught up with work, housework, errands etc we forget to enjoy the simple moments in life.
Having a baby has made my life busier - I get up earlier and spend a lot more of my day 'working', but at the same time it has made my life a lot slower (not just because the days are longer). Babies are full of innocence. They don't stress, worry etc, they just do. They live in the moment all the time because they don't know any different. It has been such a joy seeing the world through my daughters eyes each day. Something as simple as a ball is the greatest thing she has ever seen. Everything is new, different and amazing to her. Her world is full of wonder and surprise every day.
Each day she learns new things and it really makes me sit and think about how amazing we really are. Shes recently worked out that she can control her hands. She knows she has fingers and shes worked out that she can use them to touch things. Its so cute seeing the excitement in her eyes when she thinks about wanting to touch something and she can do it now. She is so proud of herself. I love being able to teach her new things and see her do something for the first time. To think just a few weeks ago she was a tiny helpless little baby and now she can play, blow raspberries, giggle, almost roll over and tries to sit up. She is a little sponge ready to take in everything around her.
All we really need to thrive in life is love and attention and someone to support us through our journey. I love being the one who can do this for her. I am teaching her so many things, but really she is the teacher and I am the student. She has taught me to live in the moment. She makes me aware of the environment around me and the wonder it can bring. She makes me appreciate every second of every day. I'm looking forward to many years of learning from each other.
I now get to see the world through the eyes of a child each day and it really is a great gift.