I took a bit of a hiatus from The Modage Cottage to dedicate time to the new and wonderful addition to my family. And what a joy it has been! There have been a few pitfalls and tears along the way – you DO NOT want to mess with a girl going on multiple months of sleepless nights! – but my God, to watch my little guy discover the world in all his innocence…it is something magical.
This blog, however, has become my lifeline. It is my little piece of heaven, where I somehow find the briefest of moments away from my little to carve out time for myself. But I am never truly away from him, am I? Yes, the little devil is in my every thought and you will see a lot of him on this here blog. Greyson, Little Man, Mister, Dude, and the occasional Curmudgeon, we call him a lot of things, but I’m certain he will want to go by Grey once he has his say.
I am constantly amazed how quickly time passes with a babe to entertain you. In fact, I’m convinced babies are a black hole for time! Which is exactly why I find myself chasing Grey, because I don’t want to miss a second of this beautiful life we are building together or forget how quickly he will grow.
But I also don’t want to overlook myself and how I am growing with him. His innocence, his helplessness, and his ingenuous frustrations make me want to be a better person. A more selfless person. A happier and more carefree person.
So this is my story with a fresh perspective. One that embraces motherhood: the joys, the strains, the desperations, and the desires. But most of all, this is a story about love and family and all the little, wonderful things Life has to offer.
Welcome to the new chapter in my life. Welcome to the new and improved Modage Cottage!
You beautifully describe becoming a new mom with all the goods and bads. I felt the similar struggle of trying to define myself as a mom. It is a new club and I was not sure my place in it. My daughter is now 3, almost 4 and the time goes so fast. My thoughts are always on her. I laugh with my husband that half of my brain went to her when she was born. Motherhood is so much fun but, you are right, don’t forget to take time for yourself. Thank you for sharing and I look forward to reading more of your posts.
Kimberly, thank you so much for your thoughtful comment! I hear from so many mothers that when you have a child, it simply becomes selfish to think of yourself. But I think it’s selfish NOT to, and I’m so glad to that there are others out there with the same mindset. It’s all about perspective, right? And the more I hone that perspective, the more I find my place in motherhood, and the more fun it becomes! 🙂