Hi everyone – Today is Serena’s fifth birthday! It seems like yesterday when I held her for the first time, I was so scared to touch her hands, didn’t know how to hold her properly or even feed her. I was nervous about the thought of even being able to love someone so much. People say that the loves comes from within when you become a mother but for me she brought that love with her. To this day she continues to teach me the meaning of life. Yesterday as I sat down to look at the pictures of her for this post i realized that there were so many memories attached to each & every picture. Today I am sharing the tiny things that she has taught me in these past few years.
I remember my runs from the office when I use to nurse her, I hated dropping everything at work and driving home to nurse. I would come home all upset hold her (still upset) sit down and as soon as she latched it seemed like as if she was the one soothing and comforting me. All of a sudden I would go from angry to calm as I looked at her and in her tiny ways she taught me how to be calm & relaxed.
She has gotten plenty sick in these five years and has ended up in the hospital every year for four years mostly because of her asthma. There were times when I was with the only one with her. But then you get there and see her face, no matter how sick; she would be all smiles. Always happy to see me, excited even when she has a mask on her face for breathing. Asking the doctors if they have a pink hospital gown for her. She has taught me to be happy no matter how hard the situation might be.
Dance – Something that I would like to think she gets from her mommy. She has a free spirit and believe me when I tell you that all thanks to her now I strive to be one too. What is important in life has completely changed just by watching her. She loves to dance and I think thats one activity where mommy is always an active participant.
“Fashion-Nina” She came up with that term. She is a constant reminder to me that it is so important to have your individual style and that it can continue to evolve. I see tiny changes in her style now that she is growing. We have these battles between choosing something that I really want her to wear vs. something pink which she thinks is really cool. I get to nurture and teach her to choose & define her own style, in the process it becomes a reminder to myself to do the same.
This is a picture from her first day at Preschool and this year she starts kindergaden. My baby is growing and i’m so glad to be part of her journey. She is already a little traveler and world is her destination.