8 min read
Over the last seven days I have been documenting a week in my life. I have really enjoyed this process. Even though the week is over I am not quite ready to leave this realm of memory keeping! There is so much that I want to remember.
I have been very inspired by Ali Edward’s take on A week in the Life posts. On Tuesday, she shared just various things from her day she wants to remember. I loved that approach and decided to do the same!
What I want to remember
I want to remember nursing
At the moment SJ is breastfeeding less and less. She only nurses in the mornings now and sometimes goes a whole day without. I am glad that we are getting to this point! But every-time I nurse her now it could be the last. So I want to remember how she asks for “Mimi”, sometimes chanting “Mimi, Mimi, Mimi” whilst simultaneously pumping her fist in the air. I want to remember how excited she gets when I then say “okay!” How she snuggles up to me, playing with my hair and touching my face. How we both fall back asleep, feeling cozy and full of love. She calls “Fertig!” (finished!) when she is done and is in the best giddy mood.
I want to remember our mornings.
I am so grateful for our flat and our views and looking out the windows from my bed after waking up.
These days, Edd and I are both super tired in the mornings. But it is impossible to get moody because SJ is so excited about the beginning of the day.
I want to remember making coffee for each other. SJs already strong opinions about the clothes we pick out for her. How she is silly and hyper and cannot wait to go to nursery.
I want to remember things that make me feel good.
Making the beds and opening the windows is the best start to the day. It takes such little time but helps me feel ready for the new day.
Putting a bit more effort is a relatively new thing for me, but I have grown to love it. It feels indulgent somehow, but in a good way. A three minute wellness session just for myself.
Even though intermittent fasting is great, breakfast is one of my favourite meals.
I want to remember that prioritising time to read the Bible and pray is a good investement. Just five minutes of becoming conscious of God’s presence makes me feel so much more connected and content.
Making a list always helps me to stay sane and productive. But I also want to remember that the amount of ticked off items does not determine my value or how successful my day was.
Cooking delicious and healthy meals makes me feel good.
I want to remember joy.
Right now, I am having a bit of a tough season. But in the midst of sorrow, there is also joy. I want to remember that it is okay to experience both grief and joy at the same time. Life is full of tension.
Things that bring me joy right now:
The fact that we have a balcony! From which I can see OUR garden. Man, we are so blessed.
Blogging, blogging, blogging. This space has become so incredibly precious to me.
Summer fruit! And second breakfast.
Sewing. The immense satisfaction of finally finishing a big project. But also how fun it is to make something that takes less than one hour.
Lunches of leftover beans and sourdough crackers with hummus.
Riding my bike.
Listening to podcasts that make me think. I am almost all the way through the Witch trials of J.K. Rowling and it is so so interesting.
I want to remember what a privilege motherhood is.
Being SJs mum is the highlight of my life. I never in a million years could have imagined how much I would enjoy this season.
At not even two years old SJ is funny and full of humour and it is the best.
I want to remember how excited she gets whenever I get the hoover out and how keen she is to help.
Seeing her grow and learn new things is so fun. And I love that in all her independence she also still likes to hold my hand.
I am so grateful for her nursery. They teach her so much good. Today we played with duplo and I suggested we could go outside. Her response was “Aufräumen!” (which means to tidy up) and she started putting away all the blocks. I was truly amazed!
Also, I want to remember that these images picture the blissful moments that are often followed by a sudden tantrum or a leaking nappy.
I want to remember the spring of 2023
And the blue skies after so many days of rain and wind.
The pretty shadows from our front gate.
I want to remember spending our afternoons on playgrounds and meeting new friends.
There is so much to be grateful for in this and in every season. I want to remember to open my eyes, to look around and take it all in. To be fully present and to tell my people how much they mean to me.
This is Day 66 of my 100 Day Project. You can learn more about my 100 day project by reading this post. If you want to do your own 100 day Project, I would recommend checking out the 100 Day Project website.
I love hearing your thoughts and input on what you most like to read on here. It would mean so much if you would fill out my very short reader survey. Thank you!