Love this girl… she has been encouraging me this week to move my butt!! … we ran together for the first time ever! She was way out front as we ran along the beach coast line, up the dirt path and around a hill, ‘Come on Mum..you can do it’ she called out to me as she led the way. Her encouragement spurred me on. Usually I tell her to go on ahead, ‘I’ll just walk’ I say. I’d take it easy and meander along just enjoying the fresh air, the sun on my face and the wind whipping my hair.
But this week I have found a new determination. I wanted to push myself … step it up a little and so I ran (well kind of did a shuffle jog) but she was impressed to see her ole Mother lift the pace a bit. It was quite refreshing to have such sweet encouragement. I felt almost giddy in fact because parenting is so full on and you can never (NEVER) let your guard down!! … and well it’s nice to get a little graciousness from one of your offspring because in the scheme of things the moments are so very, very rare. However it did give me a peek into the future and I have to say it looks promising. For all the ups and downs of parenting, the future does look bright with this kiddo by my side. She pushes me to be a better person, mother, communicator, realist, disciplinarian, shopper, renovator and friend. She inspires me with her winsome smile, chatty and incessant discussions, her zest for a good laugh, her witty outlook and her unending pursuit of fun. Wish I could bottle it all up – would be so nice to sprinkle this little concoction around.
– a few favourite moments this week –
* running along the beach coast line
* the thrill of running downhill
* new found determination
* a winsome smile
* chatty conversation
* a witty outlook on life
* the pursuit of fun
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‘Capturing, celebrating and cherishing a moment’