The joys, the challenges, the highs, the lows of parenting. I am so grateful for the birth of our second child, Hugh Callum Barrington, born earlier this year. I under went a long process to help get him here! I am feeling alot of relief now that he is outside of my belly! In his two short months, Hugh has already been a GREAT teacher to me. Truth is both of my children, whom are miraculous gifts, have taught me so much about life and how to live it. My daughter, Remy, now 6 years old has been a true Remedy, as her name is derived, for my very soul. Writing about her will be another blog post.
What I have gleaned thus far in my short time with Hugh is that he knows what it means to live FULLY in the present moment. He does not think about tomorrow and its accompanying worries nor frets over the past. Whether he is eating, sleeping or enjoying a walk he is truly living in the moment…TAKING IT ALL IN. It is all new for him… life, the outdoors, everything. Lesson #1: He teaches me to be in the moment and NO WHERE ELSE.
The next lesson he is teaching me is found in his baby coos. He loves to coo and smile and OH HOW rewarding it is to receive those. While he coos, I will coo and hum back to him as if I am mirroring what he said. What I have found is how soothing it is for me to coo, hum and even sigh. It lets out this calming energy for me, like a release is happening both emotionally and physically. It soothes my very soul. I can remember humming and moaning during his long labor and finding such great relief from the pain. Lesson #2: There is comfort, ease, and relief that can be found in cooing like a baby.
Two lessons so far and many more to come I am sure. What are one or two things you have learned from you children?
Until my next story….Bethie