As a mom to five I can tell you that every Moment is an important one, even when you think it isn’t. Later in life you will be happy for that tiny little moment, which is why each of my kids have been #GrowingUpGerber. It was the number one product I knew for infants from my own childhood but also other parents that had children. When someone asks me what product I recommend I always state Gerber which is why I’m excited to be teaming up with Gerber and Linqia for this post.
From the moment Antonio (aka SoccerBoy) was born I would be told how cute he is and how he reminded everyone of the Gerber baby. No surprise that we would buy everything Gerber for those first few years. I remember using rice baby cereal with Gerber and introducing him to his fruits and veggies and how he did not always like certain ones and they’d end up all over me. Or the time when he learned he could feed himself and would try and it would normally end up all over the tray or my arms as I tried to help guide the spoon into his mouth. No matter how many messes he made, he and I always had a smile on our face. I remember being a by the book type of mommy throughout his first few years. I would drive myself crazy over every sniffle, cough, rash, etc. Let me tell you, every moment was worth it. Last year that little baby graduated high school, this year he is finishing up his first year of college and (I’m not suppose to say this yet) next he will be joining the military. It all happens so quickly, never blink.
Through all the trials and joys, I’m glad I’ve went through everything I have with him, it really was worth it. The joy I had watching him at his first graduation (preschool) to his high school one. The tears I would have when he moved out of the house to Indiana with dad, leaving me and his siblings behind to go off to college. To the smile and the huge hug I would receive after a few months of being apart and happy to have everyone in one house again, meaning no worries for mom. To the excitement I had when he first signed up for college and got his list of classes to hearing about him wanting to join the military and now preparing for it. Every tear that has been shed, tooth lost, heart broken to all my happy moments with him, I am so happy to go through them all. Ever little bit is important, you don’t want just the happy moments because you won’t appreciate them as much.
As you know I have 5 children but I won’t go into each of the moments or children with you. I’ve started by telling you the little moments of my first child, I’ll add to it in the next two weeks so I can share with you the joys of each. Maybe I’ll even share with you the trials.
I’d love to hear a story about raising your child/ren and explain to me how it is “all worth it”.