Stitches and Walking: Let us meet our challenges

It has been a 24 hour period of firsts for my second-born Saul. His first visit to the ER to receive two stitches in his big toe post-lid dropping has been followed by his first unassisted steps, giggling like a wild man, bandaged foot and all. I find myself tearful - wracked by mama-guilt that I usually avoid like a pro paired with deep admiration as my little one pushes past my idea of what he is capable of both in his body and mind. Parenting continues to ride me like an up and down ferris wheel and I find my heart more expansive because of it. 

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