Every day, I see a reflection of myself in her. She is strong-willed, free-spirited, and curious. Why? has become the word of the day. Sometimes, I wish I didn’t have to answer the incessant questioning, but then I take a deep breath and realize that there is a lot to know in this big wide world, and well, her questions are good enough to deserve a grand answer.
This Spring, she has watched tadpoles evolve into frogs. Mother Nature has been my sidekick in providing visual aides to my descriptive wordy answers. Oftentimes, I find myself silent and in awe of this little being that seeks knowledge and depends on me to offer her daily wisdom. Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to have this responsibility on my shoulders, yet now, I can’t imagine life before her. She pushes me to grow, imagine, and be. It’s ironic that as a mother, my role is to teach and guide, but when I really think about it, I’m the one learning. Learning to be a better person, slowing down, and focusing on what truly matters, and my teacher is a little crumb, age 5. Thank you universe for putting me in my place…motherhood is humbling.