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Time Flies | Yuba City Photographer- Proud Mom Moment: The past few weeks have been incredibly crazy for our family. Our oldest daughter became a mom, making us MiMi and Pappi. Our middle daughter graduated high school, and your youngest was promoted from 8th grade. Talk about a whirlwind of emotions for a mama.
I remember the day I became a mom like it was yesterday. I was young, and far from being known as the “motherly type.” In fact, I had always said I didn’t want children of my own. The day I found out I was pregnant, my life was forever changed. Changed in a way that I never imagined. Throughout my pregnancy, I was still hesitant of what was bout to happen. I was scared shitless to be honest! I had a demanding and stressful career, and I had no clue what I was doing as a young adult, let alone how to be a mom.
The moment my son was placed in my arms, my world was forever changed. I know that sounds so cliche but it’s the honest truth. I knew at that moment that there wasn’t anything in the world I wouldn’t do for my son. I knew that no matter what I did in life, I had to do it to better his life. For the first time in my life, I knew what love at first sight was. I remember sitting there, being overwhelmed with emotions, just awestruck by the mere fact that I could love someone so much that I had literally just met. Isn’t parenthood crazy!?!?!
As days turned to weeks, weeks to months, and months to years, that little boy became my sidekick. We laughed together, cried together, and made so many memories together. We spent a good portion of the first 10 years or so on the softball field. I was hitting ground balls with him in an infant carrier at 2 months old, he learned to walk at practice, chasing after balls and girls, he napped in the car and dugout, and eventually, he just started practicing with them.
I had a sweet little boy who loved his mommy to pieces. He even enjoyed shopping with me! Well, I think he was mainly in it for the lunch dates and the Target runs just to see what he could get me to buy him. But he’d always grab my hand as we walked through the parking lot, and with that little pep in his step, I knew all was right in my world.
As he got older and he became more involved in his own sports, my role of being a coach quickly shifted. I quickly began shuffling kids around to different practices, managing schedules between the three of them, work, and just life. I’d be lying if I said I enjoyed every moment of it, but I wouldn’t change it for the world either. It was this season of my children’s lives where I really felt like I had this mom thing down. Looking back now I just giggle, knowing I was, and still am, a hot mess express.
The hand holding, goodnight tuck-ins, and kisses goodbye slowly started to disappear. I held on to each and every one of them for as long as I could. But here we are… We have made it to the teenage years, and I’d be lying again if I said it wasn’t hard! These have been some of the most challenging yet rewarding years of parenthood.
This cute little boy of mine is starting to turn into a young man. He’s off to high school next year, has a mustache, and his voice is changing. That little boy who used to look up to me is now taller than me. All the emotions start flooding in when I sit down and let everything sink in. It’s our job to raise them to not need us, yet as we get closer to that point, it seems like it gets harder and harder to let go.
I know he’s destined for great things. I know he can do anything he puts his heart and mind to. These next four years are going to fly by, so don’t mind me if I just sit here and soak it all in every chance I get!
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