This week the topic for the Five Minute Friday link-up post is same. What is a link-up? Essentially a link-up is when you join other bloggers and write on a similar topic. You share your blog posts with one another and begin conversations via a host site. You can head over to Kate Motaung’s page to check out other entries from inspired bloggers. Here’s my five minutes of uninterrupted, unedited writing on this week’s topic:
On this same day three years ago I was unknowingly about to become a mother. The contractions had begun and within hours my water would brake. My life would change in those twenty-four hours more than any other. I would go from a young independent person to one that lost focus on my goals for a while in order to devote all of my time and attention to my newborn.
I’ve learned a myriad of lessons over the past three years. My life would never again resemble the one I led on September 12, 2012. I learned to set aside my selfish ways to be the mother my daughter needed. My focus became my daughter and her health and safety.
The relationship between my husband and I would also never be the same. I would love my husband in a completely new and exciting way as he coached me through the labor process and held our daughter for the first time. The next few weeks would unfold and although we would be exhausted we would admire one another in our new roles. This would include a lot of encouraging and teamwork.
The life I lead today in no way resembles the one I led in 2012, but I love who I have become because of the young toddler who stole my heart. I’m enjoying this journey and would never trade a moment of the last three years for anything. God has blessed me and my family and Arianna is a big piece of that puzzle.
Happy 3rd Birthday, Arianna 🙂