I am doing my best to hang on to every last bit of sweetness that comes along with summertime. This summer has been the best summer of my life, mainly because I got to spend every single day of it doing what I love to do most–play with my girl! It’s amazing how perspectives change once you have children and what used to be fun is still fun, just not as enticing as it once was!
I remember people telling me before I had Rachel about this change but I just couldn’t imagine how your whole world could shift in an instant. But it really does. I view the world news differently, look at reality tv (guilty pleasure..) differently and even listen to different music when she’s around. There is just something about the innocence and sweetness of my baby that I want to protect and preserve.
Forgive me for going a little bit deep in this blog, maybe its the emotions that come with school beginning and summer ending that make me feel this way! I wanted to be sure that Rachel and I spent our last official day of summer enjoying each other’s company and having some fun along the way! What better way than playing with bubbles for the first time!?
Rachel followed the bubbles with her eyes as they landed on the ground and I could tell by the smile on her face that she was enjoying watching these bubbles surround her! As they landed and she reached out to grab them her smile turned to intrigue and then surprise when her finger popped each bubble! Each time I would blow more bubbles the process would repeat again and again. It made me wonder what she was thinking and if she started to make a connection with what was happening around her. I had to shake my head a little bit because I started thinking about her “schema” while we were playing with the bubbles…I guess you can take the teacher out of the classroom, but you can’t take the classroom out of the teacher!
While we were blowing bubbles a butterfly started flying around us! It stayed for a few minutes and fluttered all around. Rachel was so intrigued and interested in this beautiful white butterfly that her eyes and head followed it the whole time! She is one curious little girl….
Nothing gives me greater joy than watching Rachel learn and grow and experience new things. She has helped me view the world differently and reminded me to slow down and enjoy the beauty and blessings of every day things. Do you ever have the feeling that where you are in an exact moment in time is where you belong? I have that feeling all the time now….like I was always meant to be her Mommy! Forget all this other stuff….this is my greatest purpose in life.
Here’s to summer love that will last forever! ❤