I love the way you explore the world with endless wonder. Toddling uncertainly, I can see you becoming braver and more courageous as you discover your surroundings. I pray that I won’t lose sight of my patience when I wait, and watch, while you hover over a parade of ants marching down the rocky sidewalk.
My heart soars when, in the midst of cleaning, organizing, and preparing – you play and giggle and “help” in your own special way. And then you approach me. “Uh, uh” (up, up) you request, climbing over my sweaty legs with your own sticky skin. Unphased by my growing baby bump, you settle in, resting your head for a few blissful minutes.
This time – this precious fleeting moment – reminds me to stop and savor all that you are every minute of every day.