Practicing gratitude and choosing joy today.
Sometimes I forget amidst the sleepless nights, endless quarrels, and all my to-do lists how much help I get from my parents.
I remember my mom always saying to me, “You'll understand someday when you have kids." (Cue eye roll from my teenage self.) A mother's love for her children runs deep. I would do anything for my boy. And in the past few months, I have learned there are certain things only your parents will do for you.
I don't remember the last time I actually went into a store to purchase something. (Amazon Prime mom for life!) But I can't tell you how helpful it is for someone else to offer to pick up Dhaniya or new batteries for the remote—saving me the headache of lugging a newborn into a germ-filled store for just a few simple staples.
My father volunteers to watch the kid so I can go out to the parlor without feeling guilty. The grandparents enjoy it. They have been pestering for months to join office so they get to spend the whole day with V😄
There are always my favourite meals ready when I am home in the blink of an eye. We always go home with leftovers. So dinner on Monday is already covered.
We are so lucky to have my parents only 20 minutes away. On days when I am down with aches or infections, I truly cannot express how helpful it is to have my kid rock to sleep or us eat dinner at a reasonable time each night.
I am glad of the joy V gives all of us. Even though I missed celebrating his monthlys, I rejoice in today to see such a confident sweetheart. Few months back when he met @amby.d & Kuhi, V went up to her and caressed her lovingly and shared his toy. It warmed my heart. I'm so grateful for this lovely journey with my kiddo who makes the most hilarious cutest faces which we absolutely adore ❤️❤️❤️ Hope V's smile spreads some cheer to your home too.
Gratitude is so overplayed. But telling something you're thankful for him or her never gets old.