October 21, 2016

Lessons From My 7 Month Old

If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen that earlier in the week, this little family of mine got in a pretty scary car accident. All it took was one completely unnecessary action from a teenager at the local high school to set off a chain reaction of unfortunate events. Long story short, it did not fair well for us, or our vehicle. Although sore and angry, mom, dad and baby are all safe, and that is the most important thing.

Lessons From My 7 Month Old

On the same day of our accident, Little Miss Morley turned 7 months old.  What a way to celebrate, I know. 

I know I say it every month, but it's crazy how fast time flies around here. Life with a 7 month old is exciting. She is constantly learning new things, copying what we're doing, becoming more vocal, developing a little personality of her own and establishing a hearty appetite and love of food. Yet, at the same time, it is also exhausting. Nothing is safe. And I mean, nothing. Every little thing goes in the mouth, she has no fear of barrel rolling across the hard floor, and then there's her newest trick... crawling. Good thing the baby gates are just a matter of installation.

Lessons From My 7 Month Old

In the 7 short months since baby girl entered the world she has taught us so much. Thanks to that awful accident, this past week alone, she may have taught me the most important lessons of all. 

These are her lessons...

Lessons From My 7 Month Old

Have no fear, 

But also don't hide your feelings.

Every day is a fresh start,

And everything is going to be all right.

Remember what is important,

But also what is replaceable.

Hold your loved ones tight,

Because love is all that matters.

While no one wants to be in a car accident, having a baby in the car brought the unfortunate situation to a whole new level. She was our only concern. It did not matter what happened to our car, the contents inside, or even our own bodies, how she was was number one. As she wondered why her mom and dad were hugging her so tight, and as she watched her mom break down in tears, huddled on the ground beside her, her dad pacing back and forth on the phone and random strangers swarming her, she handled the entire situation like a pro. Like nothing at all happened. Like everything was going to be all right. And I think that was the most important lesson of all.

Lessons From My 7 Month Old

A big THANK YOU to all of the messages of support that we have received over the past few days. Mom, dad and baby are all ok. We are waiting to hear the fate of our vehicle, as well as next steps. 

More lessons from my daughter: 

What have you learned this month?

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