About last night :: welcoming a new brother-in-law to the family was so so much fun! We partied the night away but this particular wedding opened my eyes a little more to my world.
Weddings are always fun. Exhausting but fun. It doesn't matter your relationship to the bride and groom, they are fun. You get to primp, eat good food, & dance you pants off. So when my sister-in-law invited my son, I was hesitant to bring him along. Hesitant to bring my toddler to a wedding because that would mean I would have to stay "mom" all night rather than have a date night to myself & my husband.
But last night the hand that normally holds my drink, held my son's hand. And it was AWESOME.
He danced to every.single.song.... not even his French fries could pull him off the dance floor. His smile was seen everywhere. And high fives were given away like candy at a Halloween parade. But my favorite thing he gave last night was selfishly, he gave me new perspective.
As we readied ourselves in the morning, I couldn't help but see myself in photos & say, " Wow you look like a mom." My body shape is different, my hair still thin (thanks hormones), and I spend far less time working those trouble areas. For a quick minute I saw my younger adult self lost behind the fact I wasn't 22 & carefree anymore. It dawned on me that I am, in fact, a mom and am so incredibly happy and proud of my accomplishments. I have mom dance moves (I have mastered the side step clap), I think every move my son makes is more adorable than the last, I even enjoy the fact I woke up at my normal time not feeling the party bug (if ya catch my drift) today.
So on the day of my husbands 35th birthday, I celebrate not only him, but the new & accepted perspective he helped open my eyes to.... and for our incredible little family he has given me.
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