What My Son Has Taught Me

Dress: Boohoo (40% OFF also comes in yellow) | Sandals: Boohoo

Hudson's Shorts: Old Navy | Suspenders: Beau Hudson | Shoes: PiperFinn

Happy Mother's Day weekend!

I could sit here and go on and on about motherhood. Its beautiful, messy, hard, stressful, joyful, exhuating, and rewarding. All I ever wanted to be was a mommy and here I am with an almost three year old and I don't even remember my life without him.

 In honor of Mother's Day, I thought I would share a couple of things Hudson has taught in the last 2.5 years, because children are the best teachers. 

1. Walk by faith. From the moment I found out I was pregnant, I was worried about EVERYTHING. I had a choice to live in fear or live in faith-you can't operate in both. 
Fear is faith in reverse.
 It's so easy to worry about their health, if they are going to be bullied at school, or if they make it to work safe. But, I make a DAILY choice to parent out of faith. It is easy...NO! But it's a conscious choice I have to make EVERY SINGLE DAY. Chose to live by faith and declare the Word of God over your children.

2. Miracles happen. They happen everyday. Hudson is living proof of it. When I look at him, I am reminded that if God could give me this miracle baby after two long years of infertility, HE CAN DO ANYTHING! So when circumstances arise in my life where I feel there is no hope, I glance at Hudson and I remember God is faithful. Everything is possible to the one who believes.
So keep on believing girl! 

3. Perfection does not exist. And if anyone makes you think it does, has you fooled. We all hit rock bottom at some point. We all need breaks. And we all are doing the best with what is in our hands. A big thing Hudson taught me is, he could care less about the fancy toys and fancy trips, all he wants is for me to play with him. And to him that is just "perfect".

4. Unconditional love. The minute Hudson was born I really got a grasp on what true unconditional love is. A love that NO MATTER what, I will always love him. My love for him is not based on his behavior or performance. I have said it so many times before, but I am so thankful children are the most forgiving human beings on the planet. No matter how many times I mess up (on the daily) he still loves me too.

5. Their eyes are always watching. And ears listening for that matter. Hudson is a walking sponge, soaking up every little detail. I first noticed this when he would line his cars up in a perfect straight line and they all had to be facing the same direction. I am very much OCD. If he can pick up on something I am not "intentionally" teaching him, what else is he learning by my actions?
Sometimes it's the littlest eyes that see the most.

6. Know their love language. Oh man this is a big one! If you have no idea what I am taking about, go buy this book (only $13!) We all feel loved differently. My love language is "gifts." This is how I give and receive love, but not necessary how Hudson feels loved. As parents, we need to be aware of this. Right now, I believe Hudson's love language is "quality time," so I know I have to spend a lot of time with him to fill up his love cup. 

7. How selfless I am. I don't mean this in a haughty way. But, in a way where Hudson comes first. I will GLADY put all of his needs ahead of mine. I would give up anything for him. I would work ten jobs if I had to, to make sure he had all that he needs to succeed. It brings me joy to bless him. As an adult and a mother, I now understand how much my mom sacrificed for me (a lot I'm sure I still don't know about). I have the upmost respect for her and our children will too.

8. It's okay. It's okay to have a bad day. It's okay to put the kids to bed and go to you room and cry your eyes out. It's okay to have time to yourself. It's okay to have a messy house. It's okay to not take the kids to school in a fancy car.
At least once a day Hudson tells me "it's okay mom," especially when he has an accident (LOL!). But even in a silly little moment, I hold on to those two words and know in the end, IT'S OKAY. 

9. Mother's are super heros. We have super powers no one else has. We can mange it all without even a blink of an eye. Hard and exhausting...yes. But there is just something about the feminine heart that bring so much value to this world. So much value to our families. We keep the ship sailing with a smile on our face. And that my sweet friend is powerful.

10. Dirt is fun. And as someone who has an all white home....I've learned its fun and this will be apart of my everyday life. And like my mom says too "it's not gonna hurt him". I guess you can say, "its' okay"

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