I'm sitting here writing as my one-year-old son naps. I'm waiting for him to wake up so that I can be the one who goes in to pick him up, greet him, and cradle him in my arms. I'm excited to have the ability to spend the remainder of the afternoon with him. I love that we can play, sit in the backyard and listen to the birds. I'm able to read him books and feed him his meals. He still nurses every few hours, and those moments of bonding are unbelievably precious.
In my early 20s, I was in full career mode. I have a bachelor's degree in engineering, a Master's in engineering, and an MBA. Before my husband and I decided to start our family, I listened to your show on my drive home from work and on road trips. You began instilling in me the importance of being the person who nurtures your baby every single day. What made the most sense and really struck home for me was when I heard you say: "How do you expect to have energy for your children, husband, and home when you've already given your energy to your employer?" From that moment onward, I knew that I would be my son's full-time mom. I would be the face he sees when he wakes up from a nap, and I'd be there every second to nurture him.
And today, I am. I have you to thank for that. Thanks for being the constant voice in my head, and the one that put me on the right track to be the best mother and wife possible.
The world needs more Dr. Lauras!!