little life lessons

"A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for." ~ Anonymous

Just had to share this picture of my and my sweet little girl. This was the first time she has "helped" me cook! My heart is full thinking of the days ahead as she grows and being able to teach her and love on her as she learns so much about life. I was telling a friend today that it hits me hard sometimes what huge responsibility it is to raise a child, even when they are still so little. Even though it stresses me out sometimes, it is my joy to be the one who gets to teach this little person how to do the basics in life like talking, walking, and eating. We dont realize until we are parents what a huge blessing and undertaking it is...but such an honor that the Lord chose us to raise our children. Crazy that He trusts us so much with the seemingly little, yet very big, lessons to teach our little ones.

Funny that in the end, I learn from her. I have learned to cherish bites of good food, (and spit out the ones that are gross!). I have learned to look for a way to smile even after I fall. I have learned to not give up even though walking in this life is sometimes hard (literally for her, spiritually for me). She has taught me to look for my Daddy when I need comfort and reassurance that I am going to be okay.

She teaches me to find excitement in the little things.
I feel so lucky to have such a sweet little teacher.