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Thoughts On Motherhood. And Shoes.

Posted by Dani on May 12, 2014

Motherhood and Shoes
Today, I am going to explain motherhood.

In a nutshell, you start with this:

Motherhood and Shoes

And then before you know it, you get this:

Motherhood and Shoes

One day you’re putting the tiniest little party shoes on a pair of chubby feet.And then next minute, your baby is barely looking over her shoulder as she flies out the door in her killer heels.

And your head is spinning at how absolutely fast you went from one to the other.

There’s a universe of precious moments that happen in between. And yet it all seems to fly by in the blink of an eye.

The sweetness of the memories is so strong I can almost taste it. It’s sweetness mixed with a touch of sadness, because I’m not quite done with it yet. Being a mother to those 2 girls. I really wanted just a little more time.

Now, I set out to raise 2 strong, smart, and independent girls. And I did. I’m thrilled to see them moving out into the world with confidence, and making their own way. It’s all good, it really is. I’m bursting with pride most days. I couldn’t ask for anything more. And I know I’ll always be their mother. I’m not done yet – they still need me. I get that.

I just can’t help shaking my head at the lighting speed that those years flew by. And I can’t help wondering if I could have squeezed just a little more out of it. Maybe those days when I rushed around doing things that seemed so important at the time but have long been forgotten, I could have stopped a little more. Just to enjoy the moments that I didn’t understand would be so fleeting.

It’s bittersweet, this mothering thing. Those babies unexpectedly take over your life, and tear your heart wide open. And they eventually walk out the door, nonchalantly taking a piece with them.

Wearing killer shoes.

Motherhood and Shoes

16 Responses to “Thoughts On Motherhood. And Shoes.”

  1. Bronwyn MayB says:

    I love it. Life really is all about the shoes, isn’t it?!

  2. I have 2 little boys, and they are growing so fast. I also need to “stop a little more” and enjoy the moments. Thanks for this post :)

    • Dani says:

      The time really flies. I know it’s a cliche, but it’s too true. And having kids makes it fly even faster! So glad that you are enjoying the moments with your boys :)

  3. Tara says:

    First, whoa. I want those pumps. Great choice.

    And second, my girls are still in their preschool years, but I’m already feeling like they’re hurtling towards “grown-up-ness” right in front of my eyes. What a great analogy for Motherhood, Dani. Hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day weekend!

    • Dani says:

      Aren’t those pumps amazing! I totally love them, the problem is I would probably fall over if I wore them. I’m really bad in heels! Thanks for popping in Tara. Go give your babies a giant hug – the years are just whizzing by!

  4. Sonia says:

    What a poignant post…so perfect for Mother’s Day yesterday! It’s so true…those precious moments are so fleeting. My oldest daughter is approaching her 10th birthday and is starting to get into fashion…no heels yet but I’m sure she’ll be asking for them soon enough! Happy (belated) Mother’s Day to you! :-)

    • Dani says:

      Thanks so much Sonia! It’s true – feels like they grow up in an instant! Every stage is great, but I do wish it would all slow down just a little. Thanks for dropping by!

  5. Kristen says:

    Awwwws! I have such a fond memory of my Mom, and my first pair of heels. It was for a school dance, and my Mom let me pick them out. When we got home she insisted in teaching me how to walk in them! She said if I was old enough to wear them, I had to at least not walk like a penguin!

    • Dani says:

      She sounds like a good mother ;) I remember trying on a pair of my mom’s high heeled sandals, and one after the other, both soles collapsed and the heels bent out. So I ruined both! She was a good sport about it thought.

  6. Aww, I love this! My kids are still small, but it’s already passing by so quickly!

    • Dani says:

      Well your kids are extra lucky, considering they have a mom who wears a clown wig and has a best birthday parties blog! I’m sure there’s a lot of fun ahead for all of you in the years to come :)

  7. What a sweet post and so true, so true!

  8. I only had one… a boy and although he is a full grown handsome man now I still see him playing in puddles wearing the most adorable duck boots. Your post is beautifully written Daniela… you will always see them in those cute little shoes in your minds eye but watching them bloom into beautiful women will be a new joy. I hope you have the same size feet so you can share all the glorious shoes they will bring into your life!!

    • Dani says:

      Thanks so much Cynthia! And as much as I feel a little sad that those precious days are over, I do feel really happy about all the great new shoes that are around these days ;)

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