One foot forward

September 27, 2016

Dear Baby,

We are a bit late to the “age appropriate” you game and months after we should have, we finally got you a super sweet walker. It’s hilarious and not too dissimilar to the kinds of walkers that old ladies use making it even funnier. Because we have sick senses of humour over here. 

Well lo and behold, has walker- will walk. 

You took that thing all around the house. Granted our house front to back isn’t very long but you marched those little legs back and forth. It must have been exhausting. 

Watching your determined little face as you moved across the floor made me think that at its core, this attempt to walk can serve you in a million other facets of your life. 

Because walking (for you, right now) is really challenging. You have to balance, hold yourself up, move and watch where you are going. 

This is one of the first of many challenges that will come your way. Some will be much greater than walking. 

But in the face of any challenge you can always come back to this: the first step is just putting one foot in front of the other and moving forward. (Unless the challenge is a backwards challenge. In that case forget everything I am saying.)

Anything that seems daunting can be achieved by just trying and setting the wheels in motion to get it done. 

One day you will be walking sans old lady walker, flying around this house and will forget all about how hard it was to take those first steps. Walking will seem rudamentry and second nature. But like everything, you had to start somewhere and I’ll be there every step of the way to remind you how you nailed the challenge of walking by just putting one foot in front of the other. 

xo

Mom

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