This picture is really worth a thousand words. It says everything, beautifully. I was getting a little worried. At 15 months my Prince was taking his time when it came to walking. But I knew he would get up in his own time. And it literally happened right before my eyes. He was standing up all day. Then later that evening he decided he wanted to move his feet too. He stood up and took his first steps in the same day.
He’s also signing. I have been teaching the sign for ‘eat/hungry’, ‘milk’, ‘no’ and ‘sleepy’. I’m adding others like ‘bath’, ‘more’ and ‘banana’ since he’s a little older. I started signing as an experiment. I wanted to see if it works and how he would respond to it. He didn’t start signing back until recently but about 10 months or so he would respond to sign. Especially the sign for hungry or eat. He knows that one very well. I think last week is when I asked him if he wanted milk. And he signed milk in response to my question. OmG I screamed. Its amazing to see him learning. What a sense of accomplishment?! I really felt like a super hero that day.
Sometimes I’m really hard on myself. I feel a bit stagnant when it comes to my professional goals. Especially considering most of my day is spent cooking, cleaning, changing and washing diapers and the list never ends. A friend reminded me that I have to change my perspective because soon he will be self sufficient. I will walk him to his kindergarten classroom before I know it.
I think its important to remember motherhood is not the ultimate end. I can still reach my goals. It’s just not in my timing. Maybe God is extending His lessons of grace and patience. I don’t know. I’m still trying to figure it out. But I do know that I’m taking one step at a time towards our family goals by caring for our first born. Not only that but I’m still making great strides with Natural Hair Rules. Its just not at the pace I have come accustom to. I’m very thankful I can witness these priceless milestones.
How do you stay focus on your goals when you feel stagnant?