Friday, January 6, 2012

2012

I love this photo. The sun is shining so bright that she can't open up her eyes.
You southerners thought lawn chairs were for basking in the sun?

I think that's what trying new things out should look like, squinting into the excitement of what's going on around you. Whatever new venture you set out on 2012, be enthusiastic as a two year old skating on a wide open dam for the first time. I  hope you step out into the excitement of something unfamiliar and scrunch up your baby blues looking into the sun.

I know as the fiery ball sets, tomorrow will be much of the same as today. As months flip on the calendar little hands will get bigger and I realize these routine days are growing wee girls. Even though my unchanging days of regular housework continue, I want each day to be a remarkable one. I try to slow down my moments by loving each and every one I'm in. Being ever grateful for the hand prints on the windows and crumbs under the high chair are what changes my day from being mundane to one where I have to squeeze my eyes together when I look into the future.


Although, might not every moment of my day be post worthy, I know that it's heart worthy and things I want to store in the recesses of my being. Memories I want to be etched into the core of who my children are.

So, here is to 2012; if you're not travelling the world to try new things, let each minute in your home be one that has the awe of newness.

12 comments:

Karen said...

I love this post, Cheyenne. Words of true wisdom, and I try to do that very thing :-)

Deb said...

What a sweet post. We all should just slow down a little bit.

Gumbo Lily said...

So glad to see you posting again! Every single day has its own miracles and blessings, doesn't it? Thanks for the reminder. No snow here, when did you get yours?

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

Thank you for this post! It was just the bit of encouragement that I was needing tonight!

fernvalley01 said...

Wonderful post ! and She is the cutest!

basebell6 said...

love it! how is she with the skating? i always wondered when kids can start skating and skiing!

Cartoon Characters said...

Beautiful photos, beautiful words!

Rachel said...

Love this post, girl!

Love the pictures! :)

Grandma K said...

yes, lawn chairs ARE for 'basking' in the sun during both summer and winter!

Love the pictures and your words!

Shirley said...

Love, love, love this post. As a mom of a 40 year old daughter, I know how quickly those precious moments of childhood become faded memories. Love and live each moment to the fullest.

Angie Berry said...

So very true Cheyenne!! That's what life is all about. As my oldest is heading towards adulthood, I realize now even more how important these moments are. Memories stay with them and us for a lifetime, so make them fun and precious! You are doing a wonderful job of it!!!

Anna said...

Friend, you have an unbelievable way with words.

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