Monday, August 28, 2017

Congratulations, Mommy Priscilla Chan and Daddy Mark Zuckerberg on Your New Baby Girl

Priscilla, wife of Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg gave birth to their second daughter named August on Monday. Like what Mark did when their eldest, Max, was born in 2015, he also wrote a heartfelt letter for August, which he posted on Facebook.

But in contrast to Mark's long and idealistic letter to Max where he discussed, at great length, how he and Priscilla will do their part to make the world better for her and other children to live in, his letter to August is sweet and simple. This time, he puts emphasis on the importance of childhood, which is, for me, something that truly hit home. He says,

"But rather than write about growing up, we want to talk about childhood. The world can be a serious place. That's why it's important to make time to go outside and play."

He then proceeds to mention how he hopes August will take time to do things that children commonly do, like smelling the flowers and putting all the leaves in her bucket, reading Dr. Seuss books and inventing her own stories, riding the carousel, and running around the living room and yard.

This one strikes me the most:
"Childhood is magical. You only get to be a child once, so don't spend it worrying too much about the future."

Very true. It did not seem to be a long time ago when I was just carrying Theo in my arms, but now, he's twelve and almost as tall as me. I just hope there is still time for him to enjoy playing before he fully becomes a grown up who will be busy with the more serious concerns of this world.

Thank you, Mark for reminding me about this. Congratulations to you and Priscilla! God bless your family!

MamaGoals of the Day
I end each post with the lesson/s I learned from the particular experience for the said post and keep them in mind as my "mama goals" that I can apply in everyday life and future events or activities. Perhaps they can be your parenting goals as well.

Here are my MamaGoals for this post:
  • Take time. Do not rush. I need to remind myself to simply enjoy my son's childhood for now and play with him while I still can.

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