I hope I never take the miracle of Emmy for granted. She is completely unique, created in my body, a brand new life on the earth and we have so much to teach each other. Sometimes I just can’t grasp how fully amazing that is. I fear that over time it is all too easy to have a child become part of the hassles and responsibilities of everyday life, especially when she reaches the stage of testing limits and patience.
One of my vows as a parent is to always be able to remind myself of this, to mindfully let go and experience the joy.