Have you ever heard the expression "We must learn to walk before we run?"
For me, this expression has taken on a whole new meaning. The idiom simply implies that one must master a basic skill before jumping into a more complicated one. I never found this to be so true until I became a mother. Let me explain why...
It's been three and a half weeks since I welcomed the most precious gift that God has given me- my baby Myles. I have felt blessed, inspired, happy and challenged. Yes, challenged! I have felt this way for a couple reasons.
First, motherhood has not been an easy feat. There are so many things involved in the transition of being married-without-children to being married with a child. Although rewarding, there has been a huge learning curve for the hubs and I. We've had to learn the whole gamut of taking care of a baby. From breast feeding to diaper changing to swaddling to bathing to burping and the list continues. Thank God for Google- they have answered all of our questions! And thank God for being able to talk into my phone to write a text message and to write my blog posts. They never cautioned us on the complexity of being a parent, but somehow and in someway, we have somewhat figured it out.
Secondly, I have been forbidden (I'm using this term rather loosely) to run for six weeks. I nearly lost my head when my midwife told me this. How can she take away my sanity? I really believe that this transition has been a testament of my patience. I have replaced tempo runs with leisure walks and running sneakers with walking ones. But that's okay because I am allowing my body to recover before I begin training again. As I wait patiently for the day I can begin training again, I thank God that at least I feel well and I am smoothly recovering. Until then, I will learn to walk before I run...
Myles and I taking a stroll down Coconut Grove
Have you ever had a moment in your life that required a lot of patience from your part?
I am grateful for the women that
surround me in my life.