January and my birthday are the two times a year I evaluate my life. I reflect on my choices of the past and see if they are getting me where I want to go. Motherhood is big on my mind these days. G has one more year before she enters school full time. MY life will change.
P turned 8 in 2015 and it felt like a pivotal year. She’s dropped her baby ways and is starting to shed the little girl. I’m starting to see a pre-teen poke out from time to time, but over all the child is still there. Thank God! The grown up, the human being that she will be, that she is becoming is starting to reveal itself. I am starting to see where my efforts in her toddler years have paid off and have taken root. Every family has different goals. Every mother has different ideas for how she wants her children to turn out. What I wanted for them is playing out even better than I expected. I still have a long road ahead. But as I look back, the road I traveled has been well worth it.
The adjectives I wanted: confident, self-assured, secure are all there; plus a few more: creative, funny, and empathetic.
I have doubted my choices often. But as I evaluate, my doubt is gone and I will continue my path for G.
Pictures of P in her first year