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!