Shout out to my village people!

June 16, 2016

I’ve been so busy as of late that I haven’t had time to blog. My husband and I found out at the end of May that we will be adding a little girl to our family and couldn’t be more thrilled! The thought of having a girl is still surreal but very exciting and we can’t wait (but then again we can because we aren’t ready in the least bit).

We also celebrated our son turning 2 recently with a party for 40-ish people at the park. You may be thinking, 40 people is a lot for a 2-year-old birthday; was he overwhelmed? The answer is no because he knew everybody ( or at least 80% of his guests) although there was a point where he was tired of opening presents.

As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child and my family has been very richly blessed with a good group of folks who love us and love our son as well. My in-laws live in the same town as our family which is nice to and we’re super involved in our church and are surrounded by a great support system.

I’ll be the first to admit that parenting is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I’ve been so tempted to purchase one of those,  “Mommin’ Ain’t Easy” shirts that I keep seeing to reflect my mood when things are tough. My child (as all children do) is changing and evolving and something that worked yesterday is no longer valid according to 2-year-old toddler boy standards. It is totally worth it but there are some moments that are completely draining. I’m glad that I can call on my inner circle for advice from experienced mamas or friends and family who are willing to watch my son while my husband and I go out on a much-needed date night.

I hope wherever you are, especially if you are in the season of life raising little ones, that you have a group of people around you that you can rely on for support. It makes all the difference!

So although I’ve been too busy to blog, I dedicate this my “village people”. My mother always stressed the importance of saying thank you, even when you’re busy, so this is for you. Thank you!