I’ve had this sitting in my “drafts” section of my posts and just wanted to spread some love on this Thursday. Those two cartoon graphics may symbolize the party we threw for my little monkeys earlier this month. I snapped a few photos of them on a warmer day here in the ROC back during Winter break. I believe it was right before the new year and it was by no means hot — we are talking 45 degrees being “warm” for our Winter.
I just loved seeing them climb and play since it’s mostly a frozen tundra and quite honestly I do not love the cold…but I do do try so hard to get us out and about when we can!
They can both climb high now, barely needing me for much other than knowing I’m there if they think they may fall. Letting go and watching them grow is so much harder than I thought it would be!
And yet at the same time, seeing them turn into such beautiful human beings is even more rewarding than I ever could have dreamed. It is a true joy to be their mother and I could not think of a better place to be, when I am with them.
I’m so grateful for healthy, happy and thriving children. I could not ask for more than that. They are amazing, and as their mom I know that may sound like bragging, but really I feel so blessed. They have their sibling moments, but more often than not, they are truly best friends. My favorite is seeing them cuddled together on the couch or quietly playing a game. I’ve said before how Joe didn’t have a sister and I didn’t have a brother growing up, so this brother/sister bond just stops us in our tracks as we watch our babies grow.
We will keep teaching them to reach for the stars, to go after their dreams and that anything and everything is possible. You just can’t quit.
Forever my babies they’ll be.