Twenty Ways With Words
We are new parents. For almost four months now, but we are still new at this. From communication to patience & everything in between, G. & I have been tested. We'll still be tested down the road as bebe M. reaches new milestones, but we're ready. Our friendship & marriage has been pushed & stretched in ways I never knew could be done. I've read it before & of course, our parents have shared down their own parenthood stories. But living it.. its a whole different arena. I won't lie & tell you some days haven't been rough. When G. & I come home tired from working & I'm emotionally exhausted from crying about leaving bebe M. everyday (I'm still getting used to this 'working mom' business). But let me tell you.. most of our days are fun, full of sweetness & a new learning experience. Now they are filled with bebe M.'s new sense of wonder & end with his giggles & hugs. He's on a schedule now so when he's off to bed, we've made it "us" time. We've learned to do little things together like the dishes (I wash, he rinses) & eating a small dinner before bed on our island with no TV on. Just us. And we talk & plan & dream about our future days, weeks, months. It is nice to know that even when we don't know what the heck we're doing most of the time, we always find a way to work it out. We're best friends because we drive each other crazy sometimes & laugh so hard about it later; its because we want the best for one another. For our little family. We've grown so much in such a short time. We understand each other now. It's silly, but that's just how it is. And I adore him. "Us". We are new parents. Can you believe that?
Replace fear of the unknown with curiosity.
Among the more meaningful & honest aspects of communication is hearing what is not being said.
Find someone who knows that you're not perfect but treats you as if you are.
If you can't stop thinking about it, don't stop working for it.
She was unstoppable. Not because she did not have failures or doubts but because she continued on despite them.
Will you come travel with me? Shall we stick by each other as long as we live?
Your words carry amazing power. So when you speak make sure you uplift someone & never put them down.
Beautiful girl, you can do hard things.
Is it okay? It's okay.
Offline is the new luxury.
Sometimes you just need to take a nap & get over it.
Do not chase people. Work hard & be you. The right people who belong in your life will come find you & stay. Do your thing.
Edit your life frequently & ruthlessly. It's your masterpiece after all.
It's all about being in the right mind set.
Meeting you was like listening to a song for the first time & knowing it would be my favorite.
Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep the faith. It will all be worth it in the end.
Be very careful about what you think. Your thoughts run your life.
Calm is a superpower.
Do things that feed your soul, not your ego & you will be happy.
When life is sweet, say thank you & celebrate. When life is bitter, say thank you & grow.