It takes a village

 

 

There is nothing pictorial to show for our day today. Gideon did exceptionally well this morning at church. He adapted well to his new teacher in Sunday School, and had no trouble being in the nursery during the church service. I was so proud of him! During the little while that he was in the auditorium with the rest of us, he made sure to greet every single person around us saying “Hi!”, and everyone seemed to find that endearing. I tried my best to keep him quiet, but part of me does not want to quench that sweet part of his personality. Such a fine line between teaching him not to be disruptive, and allowing his friendly and loving personality impact the people around him.

On a completely different topic, I’ve been communicating a lot with a good friend from my Bradley birth class, and it has been wonderful. We’ve gone back and forth discussing our past, how it impacts our lives now, hearing each other out about current stressors in our lives, and trying our best to support each other without judgement. My friend lives about an hour away. We don’t get to see each other often, but the fact that we keep in touch as frequently as we do, and communicate on the level that we do, is a testament to how support without judgement, and keeping open ears and open hearts sidesteps all the common barriers. Tonight she reminded me that “it takes a village”. I was reminded of how true it is that!  I’m so glad to be surrounded with such great mothers, and I was honored that she considered me a member of the village that will support her as she raises her little ones.

If you are a new parent  and get nothing else from the entry, get this: It takes a village! So surround yourself with people you love and trust, because you are going to need their support as you raise your little ones! Take a minute to think of the few major members of your village, and make it a point to thank them.

Here is the daily dose of cuteness with a few pictures I  never got around to posting.

this is how my boys greet me when I come home.

This is how my boys greet me when I come home.

This picture is posted on the wall at our chiropractor's office. Gideon among all the other little ones who got adjusted as infants.

This picture is posted on the wall at our chiropractor’s office. Gideon among all the other little ones who got adjusted as infants.

Sweater weather!

Sweater weather is here!

afternoon nap!

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