I should develop an outline. I should hash out my thoughts before spilling them here. I should proofread my first draft and make it all sound better. I should reach a minimum word count. I should explain why I haven’t written in far too long.
All I want to do is share this moment with all of you.
And I want to tell this beautiful soul that my primary job as her mom is to make as many of her future days as possible feel exactly like this one did.
I make life too complicated some days. Do you too?
Look up. Look around. The good stuff is either already there in plain sight or is hidden somewhere for you to find.
There’s beauty in the branches of a weeping willow.
There’s love in the laughter of a child.
There’s a bit of me in her. I must remember to embrace and savor that little girl.
Written by Heidi Woodard