Sunday, April 28, 2013

What the Sun Does to Her

Oddly enough, right in the middle of Spring... the Sun came out!

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  :) 


  1. Wow, what a great post. It made me smile! I've nominated you for the Liebster Award! Check it out here -->

    1. Thank you!! I'm honored. :) Would you be willing to join in on this project with us? Check it out...

      <3 Amanda*

  2. What a cutie; how could you say no! Thanks so much for the follow on Pinterest; I'm following you back! Hope you had a wonderful weekend :o)

    1. I know... I just couldn't. :)
      Thank you!! :)

  3. Aww, how sweet is she?! Lovely post Amanda! :)))
    Stopped by to tell you that I nominated you for a Liebster Award! Check it out here -->

  4. Oh dear, that post made me tear up a little. Children can be so amazing... Thanks for the sweet post!


    1. Thank you, Jessica. :) And yes, children are our lives. :) Thanks for showin some love on my page!

  5. Hi Amanda! What an adorable little girl you have! Great post! :D

  6. She is so cute! Thank you for sharing her with us at The SHOW OFF Weekend Blog Party :)

    The Wondering Brain

  7. Aww she looks JUST like you! It's the same way here in Manchester when the sun comes out! All you can see for MILES is people sunbathing & playing soccer! Even when it's only 55 degrees! : )As one of the co-hosts from the My Favorite Posts Weekend SHOW OFF Party! Also, I'm hosting a Facebook like party on my blog where you can link up and increase your Facebook likes! I'd love it if you joined in too! It's here:

  8. What a wonderful story! My baby girl was like that too! Oh wait, she still is even though she is almost 22!

    Thanks for sharing about your precious daughter.