Just Leave Him 

Becoming a mom has truly been a dream come true. I am not sure what I did before and I could not imagine life without Atticus. He has change my life in so many ways and reminds me daily how blessed I am. 
It has been four months since my little peanut made his entrance into this world. Everyday since May 12 I have spent loving and caring for him. This journey has taught me so much about myself and how much life can change due to one tiny human. 

Since having him there have been good days as well as bad. Bad as in frustration with myself, exhaustion, and advice from people who have no idea what it is like to be a mom or from ones who think they have everything figured out. Do not get me wrong some advice is welcomed but the “you should do it this way” or ” when I was a mom…” is the kind of advice that new mothers get offended by.  

Everyone has asked me if I have left him yet. My answer is still no. When I say this you can imagine the reactions I get. “Oh my goodness, you’ve been with him everyday for four months?” Or “just leave him, you need some alone time.” The reality of it all is Nick and I tried for a very long time to finally have this miracle. We did not have a baby to “just leave him”. We wanted a baby to become parents, to care for him everyday, and not miss one second. Because in the blink of an eye he will be grown and on his own. 

To all the new moms out there: you’ve got this. No one will care for child as you do. When you feel like a failure or someone is pressuring you to do something you do not want to do , remember you are the mom and that little blessing depends on you. 

“Do what fits your family. Trust yourself. “- Unknown 

Published by Lacie

Lacie Ross is the director for the Miss Hahira Honeybee Pageant held annually in Hahira, Georgia. Among many titles, Lacie was Miss Georgia United States 2013 and Miss Georgia South 2013 where she went on to place in the top 15 at Miss Georgia USA. She has judged, directed, and competed in multiple pageants. Lacie even appeared on TLC’s “Here comes Honey Boo Boo” as a celebrity judge. Mrs. Ross is a graduate of Valdosta State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Minor in Human Resources. She also holds an Associates in Science from Georgia Military College. Lacie is very active in the community where she has held positions as a L.A.M.P homeless shelter mentor, Second Harvest of South Georgia spokesperson, team member with the Georgia Special Olympics, ambassador for People Water, committee member for the Hahira Honeybee festival, among many others. She is currently on the board of directors and choreographer for the Miss Georgia South Pageant. Lacie is happily married to her husband, Nick, who she met on an airplane coming home from Miss United States. The Rosses have three beautiful children, Atticus, Ander, and Addleigh Elaine and reside in Highland, Michigan. A quote by Audrey Hepburn is one Mrs. Ross lives by “As you grow older, you will learn you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”

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