She’s three. She goes to nursery school, soccer, ballet. She is most always forced to walk as I carry her little brother to and fro. She is the “big sister.” The independent one.
That afternoon, she was my little girl. “Mom, do you want to come cuddle with me in your bed?” she asked.
I froze. I thought of all the many items on my “to do” list. I thought of the coveted “me time” which was just about to happen as both kids rested. . .
We buried ourselves under the cozy blankets. We talked and giggled, and sometime during it all fell asleep together. I awoke with her in the crook of my arm. I could not have asked for a more perfect afternoon.
Sometimes life is best spent on standstill.
Life can wait. These two of mine, they cannot. Such a short time we have together. What could ever be more important than making memories with them?
My resolution this new year: to recognize the constant need to slow down. To take things moment by moment. To be present–fully present–with these miracles given to me. Here with the sound of little giggles and squeals. Here with those big eyes of wonder and excitement. Not too busy to cuddle in bed. Never too busy to cuddle in bed.
Being here. Present. Fully. Spending my days in perfect love.
What is your resolution for the new year? I would enjoy hearing it!
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