As a mother it is hard to be away from your baby all day. One of the things that bothers me most about this is the thought of missing all of Logan's firsts.
The other day as I dropped Logan off at daycare I felt I needed to share some thoughts about this with his teacher. I told her, "I just wanted to let you know that if Logan takes his first steps here, please don't tell me". She laughed a little, "Are you serious?". I said, "Yes, I do not want to know. I want to believe that I am seeing Logan walk for the first time. I want to be blissfully ignorant." She said, "Ok, but I'm sure he will walk at home." I told her, "You've got the idea."
It wrenched my heart that somone else might see him walk for the first time. It wouldn't even mean anything to them...they see it all the time. That is a treasure that belongs to a mother & father, to remember that sight forever. Their sweet little baby walking to them. This is a resemblence of what a parent's and child's realtionship should always be. The child learning to spread their wings with the support, confidence, and love that their parents offer. And it is about trust, knowing that Mom & Dad will be there to catch you when you fall. I hope Logan will always feel that trust and support radiating from us.
But for now, I'm blissfully ignorant. Logan took his first unassisted steps tonight at home with Mommy and Daddy, and it was delightful! He was so proud of himself and very excited when he saw our reaction.