How she never gives up.

by arianne

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She decided to stop being a great sleeper recently and while I’ve been contemplating a trip across the country with her I’m realizing just how not-easy my easy baby has become. She is in that tricky pre-walking stage where she wants to be all things to all people and that means wanting to GO GO GO when a lot of the time she can’t GO without falling over.

I think sometimes of her ambition and how she gets a one track mind and CANNOT be swayed to stop growing, learning, doing. I admire that ambition. Imagine if we never lost that energy and drive? What could we accomplish?

Do you imagine that failing in life a few times is what makes us stop being so focused? No one ever says “I’m like a baby learning to walk, I’m so determined!” We are born wanting to succeed. So what happened?

I’m grateful she doesn’t give up even after falling a few (hundred) times. She is more careful, yes. Cries a bit harder because of the fall. Not because it hurts but because he’s so dang tired of loosing her footing. I could learn so much from her if I looked closer.

I see myself in the mirror that is her and I love who I am a bit more and give myself more grace than I did yesterday. I keep trying.

My life with my baby posts are the same, but a little fancier. This post is sponsored by Disney Baby. I’ll be joining the Disney Baby blogging team next month, and look forward to sharing these kinds of stories (plus projects, ideas, etc.) with you over there! Stay tuned for more details!

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