It was another beautiful Spring day and I was driving my daughter to preschool. She was singing along with me in the car and although we were no Divas, we knew we didn't sing that badly. I knew the screeching and crying wasn't my daughter, and she knew at least today, that it wasn't me. So what in the world was making that racket?
It is so hard to believe the fact your baby is already 6 weeks old AND how different they look in photos from 10 days old! When I look at these photos of my baby now, it's really noticeable how much more little all his features are. It's exciting to see him get more expressive and lifting his head but also slightly sad that they do in fact grow so fast just like everyone tells you.
Being a parent is super easy if you aren't one. Wait, what? Well, before I had kids, I was great at giving advice about parenting. If I could go back in time, I would slap Pre-parenting me and set the record straight. This is the hardest job on the face of the earth. I said a lot of things prior to being a Mom.
From her brown eyes to the occasional purple streaks in her hair, everything about Lucy McEwen looks bright. She's the type of person who seem to always be smiling sweetly, expressing care for others and fiercely loving her two small children. But there's another side of Lucy that her friends also know as an incredibly brave survivor of postpartum depression and advocate for other moms fighting the same battle.
I truly appreciate the flowers, bracelets and massage gift certificates that you have been so generous with. You are so thoughtful, and I know you always like to get me something special during this time of year but sometimes struggle with figuring out what I would like. In order to help you, I wanted to share with you my "wish list" for this Mother's Day.
What was my purpose? Was it really my job in life to follow these little humans around picking up the same toys day in and day out forever? Was my purpose really to make sure that they got showered and fed while I was going on three days without a shower and I hadn't eaten all day because I was busy?