not a tear was shed. that brave gal!


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I always wondered what it would feel like to be that proud parent watching your child do something so courageous. I thought maybe those feelings would first surface on the first day of kindergarten, when Evelyn scored her first soccer goal, or when she pulled out her first tooth. I had no idea I would find that feeling of pride when placing her on the lap of a jolly man with a fake beard and plump red suit. But when I let go of her, stepped back 5 feet and anticipated the cry and a reach out for me and it didn't happen... I felt like she was no longer my baby. She looked at Santa in the eyes, studied him, looked back at me and sat there content. Not a whine to be heard.

In that moment my brain was on fire! My thoughts immediately jumped to her future - how independent and confident she would be! She would go on to star in school plays and run for class president with no hesitation. She would try her hand at the piano, and tap her feet in dance class with no shame. She would be a polite young lady, reach out to others and accept everyone no matter if they had a scary beard or not. But wait, that means she would have to give up being a baby to be all those things! Quick, grab her off that red man's lap before it's too late! Don't let her be courageous anymore! Atleast not yet... I'm not quite ready for her to take on the world without me... So on I dashed to sweep her away back in to my arms as the next child filed on to St. Nick.

The hormonal brain of a mother is a wonderous thing. It can be so boastfully proud and obnoxiously scared at the same time. It takes a lot of courage to be a mother!

Speaking of courage, we're off BRAVING the streets of NYC today! We're probably on the road as we speak. The #1 on the hit list is to get on the TODAY SHOW tomorrow! So be on the look out for us on the plaza. The ultimate goal is to get Al Roker to wish us a happy 3rd anniversary! HAPPY 3 YEARS TO US TODAY! Couldn't have picked a better man to be a husband and father.

22 comments:

  1. Wow! So brave indeed! She looks just so content! I don't have kids but I can see why you were so excited about her future in that moment. I'm excited for her also!

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  2. happy anniversary! and look at her! we took e to see santa in nyc and she hated him. evelyn is certainly brave!

    have so much fun in nyc. excited to hear about it when you get back!

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  3. I'm a new follower of your blog and I love your posts. :) Although I'm no wife or mother, yet .. it's exciting to see how others go through the courageous process of being a mom. It's almost seems like you'll be experiencing that child like faith while watching this little one make decisions. Excited for you ;)

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  4. your baby gurl is absolutely adorable.

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  5. Oh my gosh, those pictures! What a good little girl!

    And happy anniversary!

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  6. Yay, I will be looking for you guys on the today show! Happy 3rd Anniversary!

    http://bronsonbloopers.blogspot.com

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  7. She really must be so grown up! Most kids scream and cry even when they are much older than Evelyn! :)
    Jealous you'll be in NY! Hoping to go there someday!
    & Happy anniversary!

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  8. She is so sweet. What a brave girl!

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  9. I'm so shocked she didn't cry!! Amazing! Hope y'all have a fun trip in NYC!

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  10. She really is brave! What a cute pic you got as a result of her courage :)

    Have a great time in NYC!

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  11. Awesome!! She is so brave! I'm pretty sure I would have broken down more if I had to sit on Santa's lap;)

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  12. What a big girl!! She looks like she's really into Santa.

    Happy Anniversary! Hope you have fun in NYC and make it on the TODAY show!!

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  13. Love your blog. I am your newest follower.
    My boy disliked his first interaction with Santa. We got the typical "cry and reach"

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  14. Happy 3 years!

    And she looks so cute on Santas lap. I love that you had all those thoughts running through your head when you saw her sitting there.

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  15. What a cutie! I can't wait till our son is old enough for this! :)

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  16. Awe, what an adorable picture!

    Happy Holidays!

    Your newest Follower,
    Mary from ♥ meowwzie.blogspot.com ♥

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  17. ha, ha....this made me smile. she looks so comfortable sitting on Santa's lap. it almosts looks like she's about to talk to him :-).

    your christmas plans sound awesome! can't wait to read about it! Merry Christmas to you and your family Kendra!
    Reese
    http://rambleswithreese.etsy.com
    http://rambleswithreese.blogspot.com

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  18. the brain of a mama... gurl, we could talk about that for hours! happy anniversary!!

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  19. these photo's are presh! your daughter is beautiful!

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