I write this post with tears in my eyes as I try to be the supportive friend to my girl friend whom I’ve known since high school.
Her daughter is almost one and I just cannot believe, once again, how much time flies in the life of a little one.
This friend, who at one point of time in her life, didn’t know if she would become a parent, is truly one of the most amazing mothers I know! She has embraced motherhood with such beauty and grace, words cannot begin to describe.
Today, I am crying tears. Tears of sadness for my friend as her daughter turns one and she has to go back to work. Tears of sadness as I watch yet another special little person in my life grow up way to fast and tears of happiness that I have such a special friend that has included me in her journey of motherhood.
Like with most new parents, my friend’s journey has not been perfectly smooth. There have definitely been bumps in the road, but the most inspirational part is that she takes each one in stride and always sees the positive.
This friend of mine is a gem! She is truly incredible, inspirational and I just love her to bits and pieces.
I will stand beside her as her rock while she enters a new phase of her life as a working Mom and in the privacy of my home, I will shed a few tears for her because I know how much she is struggling with this transition.
Every transtition that we go through in life and every challenge that comes our way helps us to become stronger individuals.
So, to my dear friend, here’s to hoping that your strengh from this comes sooner rather than later. I have absolutely NO doubt that you can do this and that your sweet, darling daughter will thrive and make you proud.
I will leave you with a link to an article written by a Mom, looking back upon her 4 year old’s life and looking forward to the road ahead. My friend shared it with me in her monthly “baby update” and I thought it was so well written and I know that many parents can relate.
This is an article written by Devon Corneal about how we mark down firsts as parents, but we never know when the “last time” for something may be.