Birth is such a beautiful symbol of beginnings and a fresh start. And babies have so much to teach us! As I reflect back on those first days as a new mom it was full of so many lessons and yet the strongest memory is that deep falling in love feeling.
I would just like to say congratulations to the new parents out there. You life will never be that same but it will be so blessed. And to every new family out there know that you are supported by everyone who has been there.
The best advice I can give is to remember that people offering unwanted advice mean well; listen but only keep what works for you and your family. Ask for help when you need it because everyone needs help sometimes and there are a hundred people offering right now. Get sleep when you can and try to cherish the moments because even the tough ones are gone in the blink of an eye.
I'm so grateful for the beautiful news of a new family member born. I'm grateful for the way new life lifts me up. I'm grateful for the amazing parents I know our cousins will be. I'm grateful for the light that Dylan will bring to this world. I'm grateful for the excitement to see this beautiful child in person. I'm grateful for the strength and love of every new parent out there as they make this transition. I'm grateful for all the advice I received and I'm grateful to take to heart only what we needed.
What is your favorite thing about a brand new baby? What chapter of life are you in and is there a way to bring the symbolism of birth into this chapter?
May today refresh our perspective and give us new eyes to see the miracles around us. Have a beautiful day!