I'm a strong believer in living life alive. Feeling every emotion and having them be validated. Validation within ourself is key. Experiences are learning lessons that help us grow. We cry, we laugh, we scream, we live a life in fear from times to time. They warned me that it would be hard. They warned me it would be emotionally hard from time to time. They tried to prepare me. They tried to help guide me. It took me taking the steering wheel and driving off with it. It took me to see that there's so many ways to parent. I'm a strong believer in positive reinforcement. I'm a strong believer in words of encouragement. I'm a strong believer in feeling feelings and letting them be considered and valid. I'm a strong believer in laughter. I'm a strong believer that ice cream can be breakfast. Yet the best feeling in the whole wide world is being a mom. No patenting is right or wrong. It all matters about the future. Our children are the future. Oh my dear Elijah the great amazing things you will do. The world is in your hands and you will do such great amazing things.