Things I want my son to know.

Things I want my son to know.

To my dearest son,

A letter to my son, 8 months later. 

Diary entry.

Dear Nathaniel,

I can’t believe it has been 8 months since you were born. So much has happened.

God have seen us through the first few months of being a newborn baby and mom. Those months were tough, I was getting to know you, you were getting to know me. I was healing through a c-section. I had to figure out myself as a mother. The house was a mess. I was riding on very little sleep. I didn’t ‘follow the sleep when he sleeps’ phase. And dad was also getting used to having a little one around. I had to carry you 24 7 because you refused to be put down. You were born with straight hair and would curl up when wet. 

I learnt to be lenient on myself during those months. 

We went through the 3 to 6 month phase, you at least began to ease up on me.

You became more dependent. You learnt to sit up and play. You became more aware of your surrounding. It is during this time that I started my blog. I learnt what each of your cries meant. Especially you laugh cry meaning its feeding time.

The 6 to 8 month phase is a better joy.

You smile and react to my voice and presence. You are talking baby talk. You stand, walk supported and still breastfeeding while eating solids. You say hi, say and wave bye-bye and daddy. You met your grandma in Durban for the first time. You sing and dance. You are crawling, your knees don’t touch the floor though. You laugh and are ticklish. You are smart and intelligent. Your first tooth is cutting through.

Nathaniel, you have taught me so many things about myself and I have greatly matured.

I have learnt to be persistent.

I watch you stand and crawl and fall down so many times but you never give up. You get up and try again. Even when you are having a bad day you still smile. You hair is now permanently curly at the bottom. I love it. You love to watch barney and listen to Listener Kids and Baby Shark on YouTube. You like to play with balls, colorful toys, musical instruments, noisy toys, crunchy plastic-like noisy toys, chewable toys, cables. You love soft cars, and to play with my phone and laptop.

You don’t like strangers. Mom must be within your eye range. You know your name, and respond when you are called. You love to eat fruits. Everyday you do something new. Now you make funny sounds with your throat. You love taking a bath but not dressing up. You want to eat whats on mom and dads plate, but you should take it on your own.

These are the things I want you to know:

God loves you. He has been providing for you before you were born.

I love you.

Dad loves you.

Your Nana and Papa, aunts and uncles, Gran in Durban love you too.

If you need to talk, mama is here for you, I will always be open and listen to you. Dad is there too. We have an open relationship, don’t feel the need to hide things from us.

Be careful who you trust. Not every Jim and Nancy is your friend. Dad and I learnt this the hard way. Keep your very close circle small.

Save money, as little as possible, it always comes in handy.

budget

You are handsome.

Don’t listen to the limitations from other people, they will try to bring you down.

You are more than what people say you are. You are more than what you think you are and you can do more. The sky is the limit. Your future is bright. Today isn’t the end.

Start your own business while you have your 8 to 5. Dont rely on one salary.

No matter what happens I will always be there for you. Come rain, come the sun.

When making a decision think of tomorrows consequences, think of the future and how that decision will affect your future.

Ask for advice but filter out the limitaions

No one likes a liar.

Be wise. Don’t be fooled by anyone.

Life’s a journey full of ups and down. Nothing stays permanent. During your ups, enjoy and save. During your downs, keep striving.

Don’t undermine anyone. Don’t judge a book by its cover.

Don’t be afraid to give when someone is in dire need, it always comes back to you.

It’s more blessed to give.

Reminds me of the song by Miley Cyrus Its a climb!

Miley Cyrus It's a climb.

I can almost see it
That dream I’m dreaming but
There’s a voice inside my head saying
You’ll never reach it,
Every step I’m taking,
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking but I
Gotta keep trying
Gotta keep my head held high
There’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose
Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb
The struggles I’m facing
The chances I’m taking
Sometimes might knock me down but
No I’m not breaking
I may not know it
But these are the moments that
I’m going to remember most yeah
Just got to keep going
And I
I gotta be strong
Just keep pushing on, ’cause
There’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose
Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb (yeah)
There’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes you gonna have to lose
Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb (yeah yeah ea)
Keep on moving
Keep climbing
Keep the faith baby
It’s all about
It’s all about
The climb
Keep the faith
Keep your faith
Whoa oh
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