My daughter is spunky and has clear opinions. She is an excellent communicator most of the time. She is creative and hilarious and drawn to music and books. Even on her rough days she is still one of my favorite people to be around.
As we head "in two the wild" there is a whole world of new experiences coming. For starters, she got a new room complete with treehouse and big girl bed. I thought there would be some bumps giving up her crib but so far she has insisted on sleeping in the big girl bed.
Just around the corner is CDO or as I call it, pre-preschool. We found her a backpack that is almost tiny enough to fit her and still hold a folder...no small feat. The countdown is on as this is her last week of summer break.
Honestly sometimes I think I have a harder time adjusting to the changes of her growing up. She seems to handle it with confidence and grace while I stand by surprised and proud...and missing my baby. Yet it is these moments that I can see she will achieve great things.
I'm so grateful to be going in two the wild this year. I'm grateful for an amazing little girl who has changed my whole world. I'm grateful for all she teaches me and the opportunities I have to teach her too. I'm grateful for the last two years and how much each of us has grown. I'm grateful to acknowledge all the feelings that arise with each change and step and growth. I'm grateful for everyone who come out for her birthday party and made the day special. I'm grateful for all the help from my family in getting the room put together and the food prepared in time for the party. And I'm grateful to enjoy these days, doing my best to live in the moment even if the moment is a little fussy.
Where could you invite a little wild into your life? What stage are you at in your journey and what does it look like moving forward?
May today remind us it is the journey that matters most. May we weather the rough days with grace and give gratitude for all our blessings. Have a beautiful day!