Hey Guys! Happy Hump Day! How’s your week going?
So, being a working mom is getting harder and harder and harder! I guess I just didn’t think about how much energy and focus it takes to watch a toddler who runs around and literally wants to touch and grab EVERYTHING … You think having a newborn is tough … I mean, yes it is because you can only sleep in 2 hour blocks, but at least it’s temporary! Now, I have to be “on” every second of every day because this little explorer is on the move and there’s nothing she doesn’t want to get into. Yes, seriously, the other day she discovered her diaper pale … that was fun.
BUT … there’s still no greater joy I’ve experienced in my life than being Livi’s mommy … so she can get into whatever she wants… I’m watching 🙂
Last weekend, we did a little sight-seeing in the city. No matter how long we live here, I don’t think I’ll ever get enough of the beautiful buildings and history of this city. We stopped by the Capitol, and Livi just ran wild in the big open space at the Capitol steps. The look on her face when she gets in a wide open area like that is just adorable. You’d think she’d be scared, but no … she’s fearless! She just charges ahead, like she’s on a mission to conquer the world … full speed ahead!
As much as it scares me to say it, I really hope she never loses that impulse. Sure, I’ll always have that fear in the pit of my stomach … the one that urges me to hold her back because I’m frightened she’ll get hurt. But, I plan to do everything in my power to keep that in check … prayer and my faith will no doubt be a centerpiece of my efforts… but I’m committed to letting her grow … to take risks (reasonable, of course), to fail, and to learn to pick herself up and go on.
And it all starts now. All of a sudden, she’s developed this amazing personality, and her own very unique identity. I guess the better way to say that is that she always possessed those things, but it’s only been in the last few months or so that she’s reached the developmental milestones that allow her to actually express them. And it’s wonderful and terrifying all at the same time.
Every day, I’m excited for what she’ll show me that day. And every day, I tell myself to let go by just a hair, and to have faith that for every step I retreat, she’ll develop the strength and courage to stand on her own. And perhaps most importantly, in those rare instances that she stumbles, that God swoops in and catches her.
I hope you guys have an awesome week! And this Thursday I’ll be taking over Bump Club and Beyond’s IG account as they participate in this year’s Gearapalooza here in D.C.! Head on over to their account (their IG handle is bumpclubandbeyond) on Thursday and follow along!
In the meantime, you can shop both mine and Livi’s outfits below!
CARDIGAN: Abercrombie (old), similar here (splurge), here, and here // JEANS: Blank NYC // TANK: Gap // SHOES: Adidas // BAG: Kate Spade (old), similar here // LARIAT NECKLACE: Gorjana // BAR NECKLACE: Gorjana // EARRINGS: Gorjana // WATCH: DKNY // SUNGLASSES: Super (old), similar version here, other option here // LIPS: Charlotte Tilbury
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