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>> Tuesday, July 21, 2009

"words of wisdom for the new mommy"

At our baby shower, all who wished were given the opportunity to write words of wisdom and advice on little keepsake cards.

We got many beautiful nuggets, like:
"love unconditionally"
"spend quality time with the greatest Teacher of all"
"be consistent"
"play, play, and stay close"
"trust your parental instincts"
"be prepared for new things"
"allow laughter to diffuse anger"
"never give your baby, even temporarily, to someone who doesn't have children"
"sleep when baby does"
"treat your child with respect"
"write down the adorable things they say"

Thanks to all of you who took the time to write something from your heart!

And then, from the grandparents:
What a wonderful day for you both! Stay calm, Keep a quiet heart, Surrender to God always, See through God's eyes. I love you and Marius and our baby Tristan so much.
Mom ~ Grandma ~ Grandmother ~ Nana Grace ~ Nanny Kate
And:

New Proverbs:
Neglect not the advice and counsel of your parents. They have walked this path before you.

Be mindful to sometimes leave your little one with his grandparents, as they need to remain proficient in baby talk skills.
Granddaddy Matthews
Now, how can I find a way to frame those for posterity?

© Sarah K. Asaftei, 2009 unless otherwise sourced. Use allowed by express written permission only.

3 comments:

Marciana,  July 21, 2009 at 7:40 PM  

I would challenge the advice to never give your baby to someone who doesn't have children... this is a gross generalization and attribution of maternal/parental instincts only to parents... I know many childless people I would entrust with my children lives any time! There are biological parents, and there are spiritual parents... Love grows in many hearts, and care is manifest in many unexpected ways... in many people! This is my two-cents worth of wisdom :-)

Bunsy July 22, 2009 at 7:03 AM  

Since this is your first, I will stress the importance of sleeping when your baby does. I know it sounds so easy, but it's not. You sound like a goer, and you'll probably want to be up and about tidying up or making something yummy while the baby sleeps. Don't do it! Unless there is someone around that can watch your little guy while you nap later. It took me so long to learn this lesson. Sounds like you had a wonderful shower. Congratulations!

SKA July 23, 2009 at 2:49 PM  

@ Marciana: I tend to agree with you, but it was a person without children who wrote it... so I included it in the list. :)

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