11 June 2012

Letting go

Letting go seems to be a very present lesson to learn at the moment - for all of us. You two will be going to your day care center for the very last time tomorrow and by the end of the week we will sing your very last goodnight song in the same flat where we held you and hugged you from the first day you were born.

Moving is simply moving - physically as much as emotionally. I will have to detach the little baby bed where you, Finni, spent the first 6 months sleeping,snuggling and growing right next to me. The thought makes me weep every time, which is why I have not taken it down. You have been sharing a bedroom with your big sister for over a year now, but your little bed is still right next to me. It reminds me of all those precious first moments we shared together. Holding you close to my heart is still one of my favorite moments of the day.

I know I have to let go now.
It's not easy.

I do think letting go makes room for new things and will open up opportunities we never knew existed. Our memories will always be in my heart - no matter where we are!

Love Mama XOX

7 June 2012

Sharing some love - Giveaway via Casey

Yeah! It's giveaway time!

Check out Casey's blog: http://www.thewiegands.com/2012/06/group-giveaway-day.html and leave a comment or become a follower if you wish.

I am giving away my latest favorite book: " The love language of children" , which is such an eye opener and will help you learn about your primary love language and the one of your children. After reading it you will know how to make sure that your child will FEEL your love so much more and that he or she will never run on a low emotional tank ever again!

This book is priceless!

With love from Minna and Finn's Mama

P.S.: my primary love language is quality time and I love giving my undivided attention to you through this blog : )

4 June 2012

Every end is the beginning of something new

This is what it says on the shop window of my favorite little second hand boutique in Berlin-Friedenau at the moment  (http://www.allesnebenan.de/geschaeft/Verzueckt-Designerfundus-Berlin-Dickhardtstr:405412 )


This sentence matches up perfectly with our life at the moment as well. We are in the middle of packing everything up and we will only take a few precious things on our journey to our new home. It won't be easy to say goodbye to everyone who loves us over here on this side of the world, but at the same time we know that there are equally as many special people waiting to wrap their arms around us on the other side of the world.

When ever somebody asks me: "Isn't it hard to leave your home?" I say: "It sure is, but it feels so right to do this! I know this is meant to be this way and most likely so many opportunities will open up for us that we cannot even think of at the moment. So even if it is a big deal to organize this move and to leave all these lovely people behind, it will be worth it on so many levels in our near future." I then often get a smile and a little voice saying: "But that means all of you will be gone and we won't see each other anymore." That is one side effect that I would love to minimize of course. The distance between Germany and Australia could not be much bigger, but technically we are still 'there' and simply not 'here'. Skype will be a great way to have a coffee/juice together and a giggle and a smile. It sure is not the same as a real date, but it will be one way of staying in touch : )

I trust in the future and I know you two will love every moment of it. You will get to know so many more people that are close to your hearts and that you didn't get a chance to really bond with just yet. You will get to know the Australian way of life and become familiar with all (well, hopefully not all of them) the unique animals and the amazing nature of your second home. You will learn to speak the language, eat yummy seafood and delicious fruits. You will hopefully learn how to swim and spent so much time outside in the garden. It will be magical!

Love from my heart (something that will never end)

Mama XOX 

1 June 2012

You did it!!

What a day! That is all I can say for now. I totally need to catch up some sleep that I missed out on last night ...

You were soooo brave, Minna! I am super proud of you! You even kissed the dentist lady good bye on her cheek in the end! Amazing people who work at KIDSDOCS (http://www.kidsdocs.info/luftbruecke/en/index.html ). I am so thankful for their work they did today with you, Minna May!

I love you,

Mama XOX