When I thought about motherhood when I was younger, I always pictured having a little boy. During my pregnancy- before my son Isaiah’s gender was confirmed, I KNEW deep down he was going to be a boy. I welcomed the thought of having a son and now, I can’t imagine my life any other way. Now that I’m on the other side six months later, motherhood has taught me a thing or two about life. I learned how to do almost everything with one hand and how to make a bottle in 30 seconds. I taught myself how to run on little to no sleep along with how to be a total mom boss in managing my time. But out of all of these nuggets of knowledge I’ve picked up along the way, never in my wildest dreams did I think my son would teach me something about life.
As a boy mom, my son and I are already pretty different but in a way this kid is wiser than life itself and shines a whole new meaning about what careless freedom looks like. Boys sure are something special- the rough and tumble attitude they carry, the ability to persevere with scraped knees and muddy hands. My son is no stranger to dirt, but it’s amazing how much life he has at only six months old. With him, I learned to live in the moment and let life be lived for the day. I worry about so much as an adult, especially when it comes to my baby boy. But I’m sure you know- fear knows no bounds with a boy while I’m over here finding a way to keep up. I forgot what it was like to truly let go and embrace the freedom joy brings and with boys, that joy seems to come oh so effortlessly.
I know one day as he’s older he’ll experience the things that makes life hard and it’ll be my turn to pick up the pieces. But for now, I look to Isaiah to always bring a smile to my face, to push me to keep going and to keep trying; to never let life be “another day”. This Mother’s Day I want to encourage you my fellow boy mama to let go and experience life again, enjoy the days and don’t let the little things keep you from missing out on what your boy can show you. Be ready to learn and grow even from your kids- they truly are something special.