It does not go unnoticed up here in Washington, especially with Abigail and, I'm sure, the rest of the Pacific NW children.
She rises quickly on a weekend morning, the sun only just barely peaking through the crack in her window. The clouds are still huge and heavy in some places, and the wind remains, but even the back and forth between the Sun and the grey is enough to make her Aura instantly vibrant and energized.
All morning she has consistently asked me in many polite, Abigail-like ways if I would go watch her out front while she played...
WHY is the front yard so much better than the back yard?? LOL I'll never know. The backyard is bigger!
"Mommy... would you so kindly, if you mind, you could watch me as your beautiful self.. um... in the front yard while I run and jump and play?"
<bats eyes, smiles and tilts head>
She's... irresistible, really.
She is amazing, smart, bright, kind, polite, stubborn, FREE, beautiful, and strong... She is SUCH my daughter.
It is the middle of the day now and she dances and twirls in the front yard sporting her multi-colored striped tights, her pink jumpsuit (as she calls it), a long sleeved shirt underneath, her shiny black dress shoes with her favorite lip gloss on.
She picks some of our Lavender and holds it out in her hand...
"Close your eyes and smell that, Mom."... as she lovingly smiles.
She's just so beautiful to me, inside and out.
We ran giggling as I chased her around the yard for at least 5 minutes. She makes me feel like a kid again.
Children are the most amazing, magical beings we are so blessed to have and to raise, love and cherish.
I love all of our children, even if they drive me nuts half the time.
Life would not be the same without them.
Happy Sunday :)