It’s been a long journey, our time in the NICU. But there is more to this season than fear and unknowns and living away from home. There’s a lot more.
Halfway through our stay I realized that this is mommyhood for me. This is my story. I can let the difficulties of our situation steal the joy of being Uriah’s mother or I can embrace the beautiful moments his life is giving me. I can put being a mom on hold until I get home or I can enjoy these early days to their fullest.
I choose to cherish the small moments of being a mommy. (Even a mommy in the NICU).
Those small smiles Uriah makes during his naps … those are precious. The coffee breaks I get with a sugar cookie or a stroll outside in the garden … those are refreshing. Watching Uriah hold his head up and meet milestones … that is humbling. Playing with Uriah during his bath … that is being a mommy. (It’s an awful lot of fun, too).
It doesn’t matter that I’m rocking him to sleep or giving him a bath in a busy hospital room. What matters is that I am his mommy and this is my role.
And I’m cherishing it.
What little things are you cherishing lately? What is your season of life challenging you to embrace? Share below in a comment — I love to hear from my readers.
Love, blessings, and coffee,