But this place is special to me, because I've documented so much that I wouldn't have otherwise. I'm working on turning into a book that I know I'll cherish. Last night was a moment I knew I'd put on here. It's one I wanted documented along side so many things Elijah and Vanessa have done.
I fell a little more in love with Amelia, and my job as a mother. I looked out my kitchen window and watched her digging in the dirt all by herself. Elijah and Vanessa were playing together inside. She's in that beautiful stage of wonder. Where dirt and grass make her giggle and she listens to the birds with such intensity. She was content playing for hours and I was content to watch her. I remembered when the other two were at this stage. I couldn't drag them inside. Now, Lego's called their names, and dirt didn't appeal as much. All my children love the outdoors and play there regularly, but I'm amazed that at 3 and 4 our tiny yard no longer excites them the way it once did. I understand that's part of growing up and it's a sign of a health mind to want to explore more and need new challenges. I'm just surprised how fast it happens.
This moment watching Amelia play I loved that I'm privileged to stay home and experience these things with her. I allow the duties of motherhood to sometimes rob me of the pleasure of watching my children. And I can easily forget all the wonder that is around me.
Nay heard the fun and quickly joined. These sisters have so much fun together.