If I had to pick just one thing that is my favorite part of being a parent, it would be this:
This face - this absolute, complete joy.
And all we did to deserve this happiness from our child? We took him to the park. Just a simple park with trees, and dirt, and acorns.
It's so easy to focus on those parts of our life that I want to improve, that I want to make better. I often think it's a GOOD thing - to recognize what makes us happy and to go confidently in that direction. But right now? Right now, I DO know what needs to happen - and it WILL happen, eventually - but I can't let myself get so focused on making our dreams happen that I forget that so many of my dreams have already come true. Right here, right now...being a mama, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend.
This boy of mine. Sometimes I wonder who is doing the teaching around here.