Every milestone for your child, as a parent, is a glorious celebratory moment. When you create another human, when you carry them, growing them, loving them, nurturing and protecting them, all achievements are a massive deal.
It's even a bigger deal when you sit by your baby's cot watching his hair fall out. When you see the pain in his eyes, the drugs pumped through his veins. Everything is a much bigger deal when death knocks on your door!
Every milestone, every achievement, every god damn second of this lads life is a sheer blessing. He was destined for a tough introduction to life, but he is now the creator of his own destiny. Today marks the end of Year 8... something he's pretty chuffed about... holidays await!
His path has not always been easy... he faced more trauma in his 1st 3 years of life than some people do in a lifetime. The thing is I wonder if the celebratory moments would have passed me by without such a shaky beginning?
How much do we take for granted? How often do we get bogged down by rubbish... insignificant rubbish. How often do we stop and just realise what a privilege it is to be a parent?
Parenting is scattered with hardship, frustration and loads of worry. It's easy to get caught up with power struggles, bickering siblings, arguing teenagers, messy rooms... but oh at the heart of it all, what a freaking privilege it is to be a parent!! Year 8 is done and dusted for this man child... I love watching who he is becoming!!! Only 4 more years of high school to go buddy!! ❤️ #livewithpurposelovewithsoul #soulfullivingwithandrea #proudparent #firstbornson #schoolisdone #happydays #nevertakeitforgranted #privilegedparent