The birds chirped happily and it reminded me that it was going to be a beautiful, sunny 65 degree day.
For those of you who are thinking this is cold, you have not endured a New England winter.
I inhaled deeply and let the feeling sink in.
I thanked God for this beautiful day.
Scarlett sang quietly from the other room.
Her small voice melting me as it often does.
We got up, ate breakfast, got dressed and packed a lunch.
Now, here I sit on our blanket in the middle of the park in the warm sun.
Scarlett is in her glory as she slides, runs and plays.
I love seeing her like this.
Happy & full of light.
This weekend, I was sitting at the table with a cup of coffee, thrilled to be going over what seems to be endless amount of bills & wedding costs.
Stressed about it all, just at the right time it seemed, I heard a glorious sound.
It was a song I have never heard her singing before.
"Be nice to everyone, and they'll be nice to youuuuu. Be nice to everyone...."
I recall hearing this on her Yo Gabba Gabba dvd while we drove in the car one day.
She took each baby out and set it on the floor, placing their hands together.
How completely angelic that she was singing this song while making her dolls hold hands.
I didn't rush for my camera or phone...
I just sat taking in her sweetness.
And I thanked God for that moment.
Then, in the midst of my sappy mama-joy, with tears in my eyes, I thought,
'With all that I have done wrong, with all that I fear won't be good enough, I guess we're doing something right.'
All these moments that surround me, they fly by in the blink of an eye.
I guess I am at a stage in my life where I appreciate every simple memory.
I want to wrap these moments up and tuck them in my heart forever,
Begging for them to linger.
Today, is one of those days when I am so filled with thankfulness.
I feel like I am beyond blessed with Scarlett, Ty... myself even.
But when our lives are going well & we are happy, how often do we thank God?
For me, not often enough.
When those little moments hit me and I feel so overwhelmed with joy,
I've made it a point to say thank you for all the beautiful moments that surround me.
The moments that can so easily slide by if I'm not paying attention.
And today, it's this beautiful day.
Rolled Up Pretty