Emotions ran high for me this week, I never cried because gosh I’d hate to embarrass my kids but seriously – when did they grow up and why is it happening so fast?
Emry has always been my shy, sensitive one, often lacking the confidence to try new things. She is incredibly creative, bright and excels in school – we are so proud of her intensity for academics. It was a heck of a balancing act to encourage her natural talents while being aware of her emotions, I have always felt like pushing your kids too hard is a travesty. I can feel her angst because I was her in middle school – shy and introverted. I am immensely proud that she joined the school choir for the second year in a row – completely by her own fruition. We attended her school concert and I’m telling you – pride was bursting out of my chest watching her sing her heart out up on that stage. Jeff’s parents and my parents were able to attend, which made it all the more special.
Liam is going to be the complete opposite in every single way, he is intensely in love with life. I don’t think we are ever going to have to wonder what he’s thinking because he is already a communicator in both words and actions. He is a people person through and through. I also know he’s going to give us a run for our money when it comes to teaching him how to handle adverse situations because he 100% has my intensity. His personality will take him far if we can guide him in all the right ways (no pressure). He graduated from his first year of preschool – oh my goodness his excitement was palpable as they walked in. That face LOL, truly I think the only reason I didn’t cry was because he’s just so darn joyful about everything.
Becoming more purposeful and present in my parenting is my goal every day, and with time flying by like this – it’s a necessity!