Funny how I decided to write this post on election day. So many "adult" decisions up in the air. So many things that have happened this past year. So much sadness, hurting, sorrow. Hope for tomorrow???...
I can't help but think of this past weekend. My mom got married. I went to my home town of VA Beach for the wedding. What a total blast it was. Dancing, good food and lots and lots of laughter. My "Cutie" grammy was in the hospital and unable to attend the wedding. We all crashed her hospital room and had a small party complete with medical glove balloon fights (David is such an instigator and a 48 year old kid).
As we made our way from the parking lot into the hospital, I was holding the hand of my youngest niece, Noelle. She is four. I really think she is a Magical Sprite in disguise. This child has such a way about her. Being the adult, I had my focus upon getting into the hospital, seeing my sick grammy, being sad over sick grammy, being sad that sick grammy couldn't attend the wedding etc. Noelle, being the child of four, "Skipped" the entire way from the parking lot to the entrance. She saw the beautiful dolphin sculpture in the garden. She said, "oooh auntie, look at the water fall (fountain)," she said, as she skipped, it's such a beautiful day. I stopped to think about it for a minute. Here I was so focused on my mission that I missed all the beautiful little things I passed on my journey. I missed the fact that it was indeed a beautiful day. I was not enjoying the journey. I was simply passing through.
Later that evening at the wedding reception Noelle asked me to take her potty. I said sure. I grabbed her little hand and we Skipped through the reception hall, all the way through the hotel lobby to the bathroom. I think I will Skip each day. I will especially Skip today...
Hugs to you all,
This week IGF magical sprites disguised as little girls.