8 Weeks Ago

It’s been 8 weeks since our baby joined the family, and she’s teaching me many things every day. I have notes about a bunch of things I was going to include in this post, but I think the one that stands out for me, and that I’ll stick with, it that it’s okay to be needy sometimes.

Let me clarify here, I’m not talking about all out crazy, sucking the life out of the people that love you, needy. But it is okay to admit that sometimes you need an extra hug, or an extra word of encouragement. Our Little Lady was being needy yesterday, and I picked her up after the umpteenth time of trying to get her to swing or sit in her bouncy seat. She laid her head right against me and just took a deep breath.

I planted my tush on the couch, and despite the fact that I had a million things to do, and was tempted to feel guilty, I just held her. And I told her that it’s okay to need mommy sometimes. And I realized that sometimes I need the attention of the people in my life, too. Sometimes I need to hear that I’m doing alright, that my efforts are noticed, or that I’m loved.

But, if Little Lady sat in her swing thinking, “I need my mommy,” but didn’t make a peep, I would have no idea that she needed me. Guess what? The people in my life have no idea when I need a little extra attention or affection if I just think it and never communicate it.

In other news, I’ve joined the Ultimate Blog Challenge and today is day 1 of 30 days of blogging awesomeness! I hope you’ll join me on this journey, and watch for my new posts. If you read one you really like, I’d love for you to share it with your friends or followers on Facebook and Twitter. Or pin it to Pinterest. Comments are always greatly appreciated, and I look forward to this 30 day journey!

Happy April Fool’s Day!

8 thoughts on “8 Weeks Ago”

  1. Great post Regina. My boys are grown and in college now, but I remember those days. You bring up a great point about communication. We are never too old (or young) to let others know how we are feeling.


  2. What a beautiful post, Regina. I can’t wait to see what more you have for us as the days progress in the UBC this month. I’ll definitely be back!


  3. I LOVE this and your description of your little one taking a deep breath made me think of how much we rely in that way on our Savior. When I am spending time with Him every day, I can take that deep (needy) cleansing breath and feel peace. You’re a good mommy, and I hope that the UBC doesn’t stress you too much with such a little one!


  4. Regina,

    Beautiful! I read your story and it took me right back to pictures I’ve seen of my Mom holding me. In some of the pictures, I look at her and know how much I love her. She transitioned in 1974, so I have a different relationship with her than others have with their Mom’s still here in the physical. Your story brought tears to me. So thank you for that. It’s another layer of healing & love I have with my Mom.



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