As a mom I find myself thinking that I would see myself in my son simply because I saw him and felt him grow from day one inside my belly, I always thought he would look like me but he turned out to look just like his daddy haha. I always thought I would see parts of me in him simply because I gave birth to him. But now that he is 6 months, going on to 7 months pretty soon, I see him as his own little person and how he is his own little self more and more everyday.
Although he is really close to me, he is starting to adventure off on his own, so I can’t take my eyes off of him. He pays attention to his surroundings way more now and he gets excited whenever he sees a balloon or anything that seems to be up high. He loves the feel of the curtains around his head and loves to see cars drive by. He is definitely one of the guys. He loves being surrounded by people and putting anything on his mouth. He doesn’t like it when people smooch him for too long, except for me and his dad. And all of a sudden my mouth, my eyes, and my ears became a huge mystery for him.
I love seeing him grow, not only physically but most important, personally and emotionally. Nothing beats his face expressions when gets his hands on something new. I’ve also realized that I learn more and more about myself by just looking at how Raphael is becoming his own little person. Its impressive and I even admire how he is discovering the world and how everything is so new an exciting. And the best part of that is that out of the sudden Raphael has made everything new and exciting for myself too.
“A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.”
― Paulo Coelho