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Cherished moments as a mom

Ripped magazines. Food mashed up on the floor. Missing socks. Goofy open mouthed kisses. Tickles. Rambling sentences that don’t make sense. Crazy, messy house. Story time. Chubby legs. Shy moments. Gazing at each other. Everything is a toy, and everything goes in the mouth. Bath time. Sleep sheep. Sleep noises. Night time rocking. Night time crying. Lack of sleep. Long walks. Doing everything with one arm. Cuddles. Tiny socks. Blankets. Lovey. Feeding her. Being there for her after shots. New discoveries. Quiet moments. Shrieking, squealing. Playtime. Special moments that pass in the blink of an eye.

These are the little things I will miss and look back on when my baby is all grown up. I already have a hard time remembering what she was like when we brought her home. So little, so needy. Now, she is ready for adventure. She is growing. She is learning. It is my job to remember the past but push her on to her future. First steps, first time in school, first heartache, first love, first job. To lead her towards becoming strong, significant, and to always be here to remind her that she is loved and has a place to come home to when she is lost. I want to hold on, but I also need to release. Embrace the moment and look forward to the future. Lighting the way for her to confidently enter this difficult world we live in. I already struggle with letting go and it has only just begun. May I be a mom who does what is best for my daughter no matter how hard it is for me.

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10 Comments

  • Reply Danette Dillon

    Beautiful post on motherhood. It makes me excited to be one.

    November 14, 2012 at 12:33 am
    • Reply Tiffany Cutcliff

      Thanks Danette! You will make a wonderful mom. It is so fun and such an adventure. 🙂

      November 14, 2012 at 3:21 am
  • Reply Jessica

    Thanks for stopping by and following my blog! I actually was already a follower of yours, and I love your blog. All of the posts about your little one are so cute. 🙂

    What’s in a Name?

    November 14, 2012 at 12:44 am
    • Reply Tiffany Cutcliff

      Thank you Jessica! I am so appreciative of that. I am really happy I found your blog.

      She inspires me! Have a great day!

      November 14, 2012 at 3:22 am
  • Reply vickilicious

    That was a sweet post! Those moments look so far in the past for me (I have a 12 and 10 year old). Cherish every little moment!!!

    November 14, 2012 at 3:10 am
  • Reply Synnove @ Dont Chew on the Dinner Table!

    One day she won’t want me to sing the “Wake Up” song… I dread that day….

    November 14, 2012 at 3:49 am
  • Reply Sarah Kil

    Tiffany… Your little girl has the most beautiful eye lashes!

    November 14, 2012 at 6:25 am
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