I was only with her for a bit before she had to get ready for bed, but she invited me up to read her some bedtime stories. She nestled into her chair, and then directed me to snuggle in beside her. "I saved you a big space Aunt Sarah." I chuckled as I soaked in her honesty.
She had several of her favorite stuffed animals arranged with us, and as I began reading, she began chugging down her bedtime milk. From time to time she would laugh about the story, point out characters and then at one point, she stopped and remarked how much she liked my nail polish. All the while, I just felt my heart smiling.
Every time I am with her, I am again reminded to be present and to tap into the beautiful essence of having a 'child's heart.' She is so available to life. The moments of pure bliss as well as the moments of frustration. She has moments of meltdown, moments of whimsy, moments of spontaneous emotion, but she moves through them with such a tender heart.
As I hang out with her I am reminded to move through my life in such a way. When was the last time you did something with the eyes of a child? When was the last time you allowed your heart to be softened with love? When have you colored outside the lines? Had yourself a good cry? Jumped in a solid mud puddle? Took a long bubble bath? Professed your love for someone from a space of genuineness and not needing anything in return?
This tiny little human amazes my heart and enriches my life in such infinite ways! My love for her is off the charts! Cheers to the many lessons yet to come.
May You Sweetly Seek:)