So today I'm doing a flashback post with some of my favorite James photos.
Looking back at these photos brings back so many special memories. It also makes me a little sad. Sad that my baby is growing up and sad to think that one day he won't really be a baby anymore, but a grown man who doesn't really need his mom all that much anymore.
Motherhood has taught me so many things. One of those most valuable things it has taught me is to savor moments because they are gone before you know it.
I'm one of those crazy co sleeping, still breast feeding my two year old moms and this week marks the first week James has slept in his own bed. He did great. He slept the whole night through. I, on the other hand, haven't slept a wink all week and feel exhausted. I miss my baby and I'm sad that that phase is over now. So is life though. Life is full of chapters, phases, and new beginnings and endings. The key is learning to embrace change and each new chapter as it comes your way.
Something that helps me to live in the moment and not dwell on the fact that my baby is growing so fast is counting my blessings each day and remembering how richly blessed I am. God has always seen me through hard times and has always blessed me far more than I could ever imagine.
I love this little boy of mine more than I could ever express in words. He challenges me, he completes me, and he makes my life worth living. It is a joy to be his mommy and to watch him grow.