Day 15/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: REMAIN

Day 15

A few days ago, I bought my daughter her first pair of walking shoes.  They’re a silver Mary-Jane style with a velcro strap across the foot and a really soft, flexible, and grippy sole.  She isn’t walking yet, but she is standing on her own and standing up looking like she’s about to take a step, before she folds back down onto her knees.  I’m torn between wanting her to walk so that I don’t have to carry her around the places we go, and not yet wanting her to figure it out.  I know that once she starts walking, she’s going to run, and with that, her infancy will be long gone.  She will remain my baby girl, even as she grows up and hits new milestones bigger and better than the ones before.  In March, Baby Girl #2 is due, and we get to experience the joy of bringing home a new baby all over again.  It is my prayer that I remain present in each moment of motherhood.



About miccahmarie

I got my first Diary when I was 10. I couldn't wait to write in it at night to divulge all of the details of my day onto paper with my turquoise pen. I now find that writing has become therapeutic for me. I need time to think and sort out what is going on inside and often when I'm most emotionally heightened is when I write most creatively. My years of journaling are a compilation of written out prayers as well as lamenting poems. Now as a wife and mother, my perspectives have changed, as I reflect on who I was and who God is making me to be.
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3 Responses to Day 15/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2017: REMAIN

  1. Pingback: 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes: 2017: Day 3/31 CREATE | miccahmarie

  2. Awww Miccah, congratulations on your baby girl number two! So exciting, especially as I peep into your girlmom life from my #boymom world. The tensions about whether or not to want your first child to walk is very familiar. It seems we spend much of our parenting time teaching them to be independent while trying to maintain that close connection.

    • miccahmarie says:

      Thanks so much, Julie! You’re so right, we raise our babies so one day they leave home and be a productive member of society. Being a parent is so much harder emotionally than I ever could have imagined. I love that you’re a “boymom” and that we can provide insight into our parenting worlds.

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