We took a break.
The four of us in a little bubble for 10 days.
Saw ones we loved.
Woke up late and enjoyed our new toys.
It was a glorious holiday season.
And when New Year’s Day rolled around I found myself wanting nothing more than to curl up with my girls and enjoy the last remnants of the season.
Now we are all back to school and work and activities. Finding myself in a reflective mood; so very grateful for the year that was.
The adventures we had, the dreaming we did.
And as we begin a new season of dreaming, I realize what I want for this new year is all rather simple.
One of these little ladies is only 5 years away from moving out on her own.
Soaking up her light in my home is my new year’s desire.
Helping her find her calling will be another.
Gifted with a laptop for Christmas I’ve found her typing away on the keyboard. Essay’s and musings by Audrey Hope; that makes a Momma’s heart swell.
And this one, bringing up the rear.
I will hold her more. I will carry her whenever she asks. I will read her stories before bed and sing her lullabies. Because, experience has taught me, I will not know the exact moment that it is the last time I carry her in my arms or loll her to sleep with an off key rendition of Baby Mine.
So that is how I will choose to live out this new year.
I’ve spent too many years looking back. This is my year to live in the present.