Guest Blogger Spotlight: One word, “Amazement”
If I had to sum up being a mom in only one word it would be amazement.
I’m sure you are thinking of all the words why pick amazement, but that is simple-children are amazing. As adults we look back at our childhoods and fondly remember birthdays, holidays and special people who played roles in our lives. As we get older and finish school and begin our adult lives we tend to lose sight of what we loved most as kids. Then the day comes when we have a child of our own, in my case a 4 year old daughter. Having her in my life has opened my eyes to so many things that over time I tended to overlook. As our lives get more complicated and busy often the simplest and sometimes special moments do not get the notice they should.
From something as small and simple as watching her play in puddles to mastering the basic milestones such as walking or dressing herself to the moment you realize your child is becoming independent and does not need your help with every task. For me the moment came last summer on our family vacation. Watching her experience everything from the zoo, water park and amusement park to the ocean, each day held something new and exciting for her and it brought back so many childhood memories for both my husband and myself that honestly I think we had more fun than she did. Experiencing these activities through her eyes made us feel like kids again.
A year later she is still talking about and remembering our time away and looking forward to this year’s vacation. In a few weeks we will go on this year’s trip and I can tell her excitement and anticipation levels are gradually escalating.
Kids grow up fast, almost too fast in this day and age but I think that our job as parents is to give them all the tools necessary to become a success in life. We also need to teach them to take pause and remember that no matter how old they are that the simplest of things are worth taking time to cherish.
Margie is a wife and mother to a little daughter. As she is not only an avid coupon user and loves sharing the best deals with her readers on her blog My Springfield Mommy, Margie also enjoys sharing product reviews and giveaways.