Time seems to stop when you’re in your third trimester and go into full gear the first year of their lives. When did 18 months go by? I can’t even fathom the fact that Kai is going on his second year of life and more importantly his apparent 20th year of wisdom (because he acts as if he has been living that long most days). I started a journal when I found out I was pregnant and continued to write prayers, advice, different days that I wanted to remember or tell him one day when he is older. Have you done that? I’m getting super emotional over the fact that my baby is still my baby…but much more independent and active I figured I would share the Top 18 lessons he has taught me while I soak in his 18 months…
Finally, Number 18. Be Proud of Yourself: Kai claps for everything. Brushing his teeth, picking up a toy, eating from a spoon… in the simplest of things he finds a reason to be proud of his accomplishments. It’s caused me to praise him that much more and myself. Sure there are other 18 month old kids on the potty or using sign language, but why compare when I can be proud of what MY SON is doing. Compare less and Praise more. I’m much happier that way.
Sweet Kai I’m so proud of you and all that you continue to teach me and your dad. I never realized how much I needed you to grow me as a person and to give me the drive I needed to do and be better. Words will never tell you how I will give my life for you or do anything for you to be who God wants you to be. I love you…we love you.