Although little, he has like a tornado, turned our lives upside down. Our little firecracker has recently begun to walk. This phase of our lives has been more than a little traumatic. Mostly for me – he has been falling more than what my heart can handle. All the while he has been teaching me… lessons from my baby. 

lessons from my baby

Daniel had just taken another fall and I was rubbing butter on his third head bump for. The. Morning. I was feeling more than guilty. Eventually I left all I wanted to do for the day and just sit and watch him. Perhaps that would help, it would mean I was at least trying to do something. Something really profound occurred to me. Daniel is so determined. I am actually so taken aback because if you knew how much he fell. You too would be wondering why he hasn’t just left it for another day. Another time.

Doesn’t he get tired of failing? Disillusioned maybe? Nope, walking at 10 months. He will fall, really hard. *Insert the sound of my breaking heart with screams.* His head will swell, I will get ice or butter. And within minutes – he is over it. Ready for the next challenge. Ready to start again. To try. To walk a little further. It keeps me on my toes. But more than that. I am so humbled. His tenacity inspires me to keep trying. Keep pushing for my own goals even when they seem out of reach.

lessons from my baby

Even when I fail because that’s how you learn to get better. It’s how we learn what not to do. Failure is just feedback. It’s all in the perspective and the way you look at it.

In the meantime – Have your children taught you anything really profound? Of course they have! Share them with me below in the comments. I love experiencing my life again through my children. It is truly my favourite part about motherhood! LessIf you enjoyed this post, please share with your friends using my links below. And follow me on my handles – Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, because I know you are cool like that!

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  1. Yep, seems that children are very determined, and sometimes this determination gives me grey hairs! I always say, when you view the world with a childlike wonder then you truly begin to see the magic of life 🙂

  2. I love the way you look for the amazing lessons in your child. My boy was way more cautious and only walked at 17 months! But I have to also admire his determination as he eventually got there too. Nicky has taught me so much, and given me so much laughter and joy in my life. Just this afternoon he was building an obstacle course of cushions and chairs and just having fun. He is inventive and joyful.

    • That is the awesome thing about having children. We think that we are here to teach them about life but really – they are here to teach us. About love, life and real joy! Thanks for stopping by Heather!

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