Last month, we went to Disneyland to celebrate my littlest love’s birthday. She’s got a soft spot for the mouse, and it was so fun recreating the magic that occurred years earlier when we took her older sister to Disneyland to celebrate her second birthday. As we walked around immersing ourselves in some Disney magic, I remember thinking about Walt Disney’s quote on Disneyland and how it will never be completed.
“Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.” ~ Walt Disney
As I sit here writing my final post for Disney Baby, and reflecting on my first, I can’t help but think that in some ways as a mother I will never be completed. My family will never be completed.
This month I had the honor of speaking at a blogger breakfast held by Baby ECOS at Discovery Cube Orange County. It was a beautiful event. The breakfast was delicious and I met some inspiring and gracious women. We learned more about the Baby ECOS brand and met a few of the friendly and knowledgeable faces behind the brand. Not to mention, each of us walked away with some wonderful products, products that will become staples in many of our homes.
But that wasn’t all I left with; I left with a grateful heart and a new friendship. I was grateful for this amazing opportunity to be given a platform to share my heart in hopes to make a difference somehow. I was grateful for the gentle push speaking gave me – reminding me that sometimes the greatest adventures and gifts lie just beyond my comfort zone. And I was grateful for the opportunity to represent Disney Baby while working with a company that values so many of the things that I hold dear and, at the same time, inspire me to continue in my quest to make small changes in my home that will ultimately make big differences in the lives of my loved ones. Here are 6 reasons why I love Baby ECOS:
Ever so often we are presented with a chance to recreate magic.
This month I was given the opportunity to do that. Our family traveled to the Magic Kingdom in celebration of Lola’s second birthday. We were dressed in smiles, as was she. But she was also dressed in her big sister’s Minnie Mouse dress. The dress her sister wore almost eight years before when we went to Disneyland to celebrate her second birthday.
My mornings keep me grounded. They remind me that as much as I think I am or would like to be, I’m not in control of everything. But they also remind me that grace abounds in all things.
Like in my husband who wakes me up gently because I ignored all three alarms on my iPhone (hello snooze).
Or my oldest daughter who comes and gives me a hug, tells me she loves me, and sits and stares lovingly at her sister before anything else.
And my littlest love who lays beside me or makes her way into my arms and lays there for a few moments, while I listen to her breathe and reflect on how precious this season is.