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Motherhood: Thank goodness for new days

I’m a firm believer that new days bring new beginnings. If you read my post from last night you’re well aware that yesterday evening was quite a doozie. The beauty of parenting though is that typically in the midst of chaos there are always sprinkles of triumphs and happy moments.

Fore example, what I didn’t mention last night is that for the second night in a row Elysse (our youngest) told me she needed to use the baño (potty). She’ll be 3 in January and given that I’ve been changing diapers since November 2011 (When Celeste our oldest was born), I am quite excited about the eventual end of diaper duty.

So, twice before she finally fell asleep she told me she needed to use the bathroom and I was so happy for her. And then in the morning when she woke up the first thing she did was tell me she needed to use the potty and sure enough her diaper was dry and she went pee in the toilet. As she sat on the toilet those little eyes looked up at me and told me “I use the baño like mami”. Yep, that’s right sweetie, you sure do!

New day, new beginning. That’s not to say I woke up all chipper and sunshine first thing out of bed, but I can happily say that I’m feeling better now and looking forward to the rest of the day.

We’re meeting one of our friends, a couple that has 3 kids of their own, at a nearby campsite they booked and I know the girls are going to have such a blast. And we’re only days away from our yearly trip to Montecito Sequoia Lodge in the Sequoia National Forest. We’ll be there for 4 nights and then we come home and the very next day we fly out to the small city of Tulancingo in the state of Mexico. I am super excited for this visit because it’s been 10 years since I’ve been. The last time I went my husband and I had just started dating. Now here we are 10 years later, married with two beautiful and healthy girls. I can’t wait to see my aunts and cousins! My grandma turns 90 so we’re having a big celebration for her – a church service followed by a reception. I can’t wait!

So, wherever you are at emotionally today, remember that nothing is permanent. The good and the bad come and go and we have the ability to weather through it.



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