As Lulu turns seven this weekend my grateful mind can go nowhere else but to her and her sister.
As someone who struggled so severely with staying in this world I owe these girls my life.
They love me, teach me and inspire me daily.
What do I love about my girls? I love . . .
the way they explore their natural talents- I am in awe as I watch Alice draw and create, and as I listen to Lulu play drums or make up songs so good I assume she learned them somewhere.
the calls for cuddles that walk the line between needing me and nurturing me. One minute I am soothing and loving on them and the next they are the ones caring for me, stroking my hair, whispering sweet nothings. Alice recently changed our staring contests into kissing contests – who can kiss the other the longest, the quickest peck, the lightest or the most intense smacker! Her capacity to love me takes my breath away.
their laughter, silly jokes and made up stories which all tell me to stop and enjoy this time. Plenty of time later for homework, sleep or tidying up.”Just one more…” goes on for ages and I know how happy it makes them to have me stop and stay a while.
It is such a cliche to talk about how fast time flies, but I swear it was just yesterday my babies were born and now they are 7 and 8 1/2. It’s a good thing I finally learned the secret to slowing down time – simply slowing down myself.
What are you grateful for this week?
Find your simple,
Image: Bees Knees