I don't doubt that I was a good mother for the first year of Carson's life.
But let me tell you - now is my time to shine as a mother. This is the parenting that I was cut out for. I love explaining things to him, showing him things, teaching him things, communicating with him (ok, so I did all of those things for the first 12 months, but now he's responding to me), discipling him, teaching him to grow up to be a good, honest, smart, generous and kind person.
I rush home from work, anxious to get him from daycare and enjoy every single minute of our time together. I can honestly say (I feel like I've always been rather honest on this blog, some people won't admit their less than stellar parenting moments - like my first 13 days after C was born!) I enjoy the toddler stage more than the baby stage. I loved him in the first year, I enjoyed everything we did but I didn't love it in quite the same way as I do now.
Anyways - this has been a busy weekend, full of family, friends, sun, fresh air and all that goes with it.
Looking up at the plane