I had a really amazing thing happen in my house this weekend. Something that brought tears of joy to my eyes and I almost didn’t share it. I went back and forth with it because of my own insecurities, My own judgement on myself. But I’m learning that I’m ok with the path that we are on and reminding myself that I am truly loving this life that I have.
So…… my sweet Titus took his first independent steps this weekend. My mom came over and gave me a few new pointers, we sat down with him and BOOM it just happened. At first it was 2 steps then on his knees, after a few tries we got up to 8 STEPS! When I said above that I cried, that was no joke. I smiled so huge and cried. Wrapped my arms around my boy and told him how strong and brave he was, how proud of him that I was.
To some of you this might seem a bit overboard but this is something that this momma has really struggled with. Titus is 17 months old TODAY (I can’t believe how fast the time is going) and he is happy and healthy but has decided that he would like to take his time when it comes to any physical activity. He didn’t really start crawling until his birthday and has still decided not to walk. I’ve sat and questioned if I’ve given him all of the tools necessary to walk. Questioned if I have hindered him because I stay at home with him. Thankfully I have tons of people in my life that constantly reassure me that he CAN do it, he just doesn’t want to yet, to enjoy this time. It’s been hard when he is the only one around us that isn’t walking yet. It also hasn’t helped the few comments I get here and there about it, and the wonderful women at the park who told me that if I stopped carry him around so much he might walk on his own……. Yes, a STRANGER said that to me. But thankfully God knew what I needed. Recently we met 2 other kids about the same age as Titus that are just like him. Chill, love to sleep, eat and have decided they just don’t feel like walking yet. It’s helped me knowing that there are other moms out there feeling the same way that I am. Maybe for you it’s not necessarily that your child isn’t walking yet, maybe they aren’t crawling, nursing, sleeping or whatever it may be. Please know that this momma is here for you. I’m right there in it, trying to be patient and enjoying the pace that Titus has set. Reminding myself that I am a good mom. That Titus has a family that loves, provides and prays for him daily. Remembering that the older and more independent he gets, the less he will need me. So I’m rejoicing in the place where we are now. Rejoicing for a happy and loving baby. And I will continue to scream from the rooftops for whatever he accomplishes.
Now go watch the cutest video ever. See the excitement on his face and hear the joy in my voice.
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