(emma was adamant that she wanted to walk, paci in her mouth and blankie in her arms and all. at first i was a bit frustrated, angry actually. i was in workout mode, i was walking fast, getting some much needed exercise with my kids in tow. but emma wanted to walk. which means it would all turn into a leisurely stroll as fast as a toddler’s short legs can take us. and then i stopped. i stopped and realized what was in front of me. a beautiful little girl, who was giggling and jumping over every crack and bump in the sidewalk. i was mad because my child wanted to giggle and jump and i wasn’t able to speed walk. emma made me smile. she warmed my heart. and i told myself to never be upset about something so trivial again. there are way more important things in this world, fleeting moments i will never see again…)
(so we walked. slowly. i enjoyed every minute. emma pointed out the trees, the cars, the sound of an airplane flying overhead. she walked for over 30 minutes. then she jumped back in the stroller for the last 10 minute stretch. and i, well i caught a glimpse of the sun through the trees, and felt very thankful for the opportunity to push two beautiful little girls in a stroller on such a beautiful day.)
I was going to write about ideas, and crafts, and projects, and cool stuff I’ve seen online. But I think I’m going to save it all for another day. It’s Friday. Enjoy your weekend. I know I will enjoy mine. We have friends in from out of town, Emma has baseball, I’m attending an art show with my mom and my best friend, and I’m going to relax with my family. I’m also saying prayers for a special little dude in my life who is having surgery tonight. Go hug the ones you love, people.