After our homeschool day was done, we all decided to jump in the pool. We were all in there laughing, playing, and just talking up a storm. I was just enjoying being with my children, and realizing how cool they really are.
I was holding my youngest daughter and just skimming her feet along the surface of the water. Back and forth, back and forth. She loved to see the ripples her little toes made. She smiled and gasped in amazement. Back and forth, back and forth.
It occurred to me in that moment how little one actually needs, to be happy. There was nothing special about today. We didn’t leave the house at all. We didn’t spend a single penny. Noone asked for anything new, noone complained about not having enough… the only thing that was asked for was time.
Even though as a mom I don’t always feel like playing a candy land marathon, or reading a book for the 3rd time in a row, I am so thankful that I am able to be here, even if I am just watching or listening.
Tonight, the house has fallen quiet as one by one my kids have knodded off. I am thankful that I get to be here to know that each night, like clock work, my youngest falls asleep first, then my daughter. My son stays awake just long enough to let me know that everyone else has fallen asleep. He goes back into his room and soon after he is sound asleep as well.
I do not take this for granted because life can change so quickly, and you just never know what is coming next. I am so thankful for this night… & how little it takes to be truly happy.