Yet, in the midst of all the maddness and moving at warp speeds, there have also been several moments where time stands still– particularly with numerous events that happened over the last several weeks. Not only in my life, but in the lives of some of my besties (my best friends). Sometimes it takes a big life-changing event to make you stop and smell the roses.
As I was looking through my photos, I realized I have met 4 new babies over the course of 5 weeks. Not to mention, several run-ins with other babies between the ages of 3 months-1 year old. If that’s not enough, my partner in crime and long time BFF has one on the way!
In addition to so many babies coming into the world, it was practically everyone’s birthday; my birthday, my BFF of almost 20 years; Lora’s bday, my yoga teacher friends: Sara Crosby, Hetta Welch & Shannon Cady and Michael Jordan (not a yoga teacher) :).
#aquarius #pisces #aquariuspiscescusp #bestsignsever
Where am I going with this, you ask? Well, as I was holding baby #4 the other day and gazing at his precious eyes and little baby hands and feet– I didn’t know what time it was, I didn’t check my phone, I didn’t care how cold it was outside… I was mesmerized and hypnotized by this little, living thing, all his squirming and those adorable sounds that babies make.
I was reminded by the innocence, purity and honesty of babies. And how we all start that way when we enter the world: no judgments, no inhibitions, no worries (except for when the next feeding or poopy diaper changing is happening). So AUTHENTIC and refreshing.
For the rest of that day and next couple days– I reminded myself of all these things and tried to channel my inner baby. Being stuck at every red light, worrying about bills, having little energy, not crossing enough off my TO DO list– it really doesn’t matter. Babies don’t have all these “things” bogging them down. I reminded myself, to stop, chill, breathe and be happy that I am healthy and surrounded by so many who love and care about me.
It’s really not that profound, but had I not made the time to visit these new bundles of joy, I probably would have gotten another camera ticket because I just HAD to get to wherever the hell I was going. So, next time you’re running around crazy, try to stop and smell the roses… or baby poo. (gross)
And now… the most adorable photo collection of babies… brace yourselves- my friends make extremely cute tiny humans:
2/28: New addition to the post. I met baby Charlie this month as well…
And one on the way!!!…
How big is your smile right now? 🙂 Happy Friday!!!