Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Cusp {Simple Moments, Bigger Picture}

She’s on the cusp.

It kind of feels like the whole house is on the cusp. So many things growing and changing at once.

The nature of a house full of little people I suppose.

The waves of change are rocky though. They can leave you unsettled and uneasy. Unsure whether you will land on soft beaches or rocky shores.

Learning to ride the waves is a lifetime lesson. I am trying hard to ride these waves over this cusp and on to the inevitable next one. To relax into the ride and try to enjoy it as I go.

No matter the outcome or where I land.

She is on the cusp and I am trying to soak up every last minute of this in between stage.

This not quite a baby and not yet a toddler.

This having an opinion but not quiet able to express it.

This mommy is my world but hey these other people are starting to seem really cool too.

This I want to move and go and do and go! go1 go1 but not yet having all the skills to do it.

She is almost one.

Still very much my baby, but on the cusp of toddlerhood and I am trying to sit back soak up every last drop.

Simply riding the waves over the cusp, that’s my Simple Moment, Bigger Picture this week. What’s yours?

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Alison said...

I know this stage you write about - sort of bittersweet. But when they turn 2 they're on yet another cusp! Motherhood is such a ride.

Ginny Marie said...

Oh, I just love seeing those little toes curl up on the floor! Soak it in!

Corinne O'Sullivan said...

My son is going to be 1 at the end of the month, and just started walking a few weeks ago. The joy on their faces as they discover new abilities and strengths in themselves is so magical, isn't it?

I loved your post and your pictures. So sweet!

Stephanie said...

Oh I remember that too well. And the day our doctor said to me, "He doesn't look like a baby anymore" I almost cried. Change is good...but sometimes it's hard too.

May said...

Oh, how I remember. You express it so well.

This Heavenly Life said...

I'm definitely riding the waves more than I used to. I fought the current for a long time though, and you know what? Both ways end up propelling you forward.

But how much energy would we have left after fighting the current? So I sit back.

G is so adorable, friend! I'd be soaking her up for sure :)

Alita said...

It is so bittersweet. I soaked up every tiny minute of this stage. I loved it.

It is so hard and it is so amazing the first birthday. :)

Danielle said...

I remember this stage with my littlest not so long ago and feeling the same way. Those impossibly chubbby limbs learning to carry the weight of the world and toddle around--such an important season. Glad you're basking in it!

Lenae said...

I really can't believe our girlies are thisclose to turning 1. I adore first birthdays, but the prospect of hers is just tugging at my heart. Yes, those waves... Glad I have you to remind me to soak it up and enjoy the ride :)

Alexandra said...

Almost one??

That squishy lump of lusciousness I saw at BBC? Almost one?

So bittersweet.

Anonymous said...

I love those little wrinkly pants that show she hasn't quiiiiite grown into them yet, even as she tries to climb up a tiny step. So sweet.

Hyacynth said...

I think you've done a most excellent job of savoring the babyness with her. :)

Dina said...

That in between moment of babyhood and toddlerhood is so sweet, and so fleeting. You've captured it beautifully. You watch the daily changes and see the slow progress but when you look back, a year later, it feels like you blinked and poof! Baby is a full fledged toddler.