I think one word that has marked my journey of motherhood thus far has been “wonder.” When Nathan and I found out I was pregnant we were in awe of the miracle of life. The first time I saw our son I was overcome with wonder at how such a beautiful life could exist, let alone be our very own. Since then each change and milestone has me filled with wonder again. His first smile…his first laugh…his first solid food…his first syllable…how much his “speech” has already changed…each new facial expression…what makes him laugh…the way he interacts with other people…how much he smiles…his first crawl…!!! The list goes on and on!
I think a part of me expects that he’ll get to a certain age or ability and I will no longer wonder at the brilliant design of his life, or life in general. But a bigger part of me expects that if I have eyes for it, there will always be a sense of wonder about life. How could there not be, when the Designer himself is so brilliant beyond belief!?
So parents, how old are your children currently, and what is one thing recently that has made you stop in wonder at the miracle of their life? Go ahead, brag a little! 😉