This picture was snapped Saturday evening at our favorite Mexican
For months our lives have revolved solely around Gillian Grace and her schedule. And although I'm a bit ashamed to admit it, there have been times when I've actually used GG as an excuse as to why we couldn't do something. We would go, but that's GG's naptime... Maybe we'll catch you next time, that's right around her supper time...Sorry, but we don't have a sitter and that would put us out after her bedtime...The list of excuses go on and on.
So for us, Saturday night's dinner was more than just a meal, it actually marked a turning point for us as parents. For the first time in over 8 months we did something that we wanted to do despite what her schedule was telling us we should be doing. And you know what? We had a great time, all three of us, and Gillian Grace was no worse for the wear.
Despite a day spent on the go and in the car, with new things constantly being thrown at her, GG was a little rock star! Whether it meant eating lunch on the go or grabbing a quick cat nap in between destinations, Gillian Grace learned to go with the flow and adapt to each new situation. But the most progress that day wasn't made by GG, but rather me. That afternoon I threw my playbook out the window, ignored the ticking hands on my watch, did not obsess about all the what-ifs, and instead focused what was truly important, spending time with my husband and daughter. It was about time that I realized that it wasn't GG keeping us from doing things, but rather me. There just may be hope for me yet!