Monday, March 15, 2010

Innocence of a child ...

My dearest Breeanna, Harleigh and Eythen:  Today, as I was pulling into Grammy J and Papa Gene's house ... here you 3 came running with open arms.  So excited to see me.  Thrilled that you were finally getting to hug me after 3 whole days of being apart.  Your smiles.  Your excitement.  Your giggles.  Your hugs and kisses.  Your breath of fresh air.  Your innocence. 

It is amazing to see things through your eyes as we take this journey through life together.  Sometimes your Dad and I have to stop and remind ourselves ... that the clouds still form images up in the sky, that it is fun to dance in the rain, that tag is more fun when you are not "it", that play dough is much more fun when there are no rules, that you HAVE to jump over the cracks in the sidewalk no matter how late you are on getting out the door. 

Sometimes your Dad and I have to "stop and smell the roses".  To slow down.  To remember that each day is a life lesson.  To stop and take a breath.  To remember that you are only little once.  Tp never take anything we have together for granit ... because it can be taken away from you in a blink of an eye.  Life sometimes can get the best of all us.  Sometimes in between the ... "Hurry up and get in the darn car" ... and the ... "Not right now, maybe later."  ... or the ... "Don't you even think about it." ... we suddenly realize that time has somehow gotten away from us.  Another day that your personality developed even more.  Another week that you grew taller.  Another month that you learned something new in school.  Another year that has came and gone and added another candle to your birthday cake.

When we thought about having kids ... your Dad and I sure never dreamt about the day that you 3 suddenly realized that our little "bubble" we live in ... is by far not perfect.  The day you realize that the government can not get along, that the country is broke, that people will talk about you behind your back and be nice to your face, that people loose their jobs all the time, that people loose their homes and have to live on the streets, that the price of food seems to go up every year ... but the size of it shrinks every year, that some people are hateful, that some people are horrible ... that ... life ... it is not always fair.  BUT ... it is at those moments ... when things are so hard ... and people would not blame you for giving up at that exact moment ... YOU KEEP ON GOING ... that is what is going to make you strong!!!  Remember that!!! 

Breeanna, Harleigh and Eythen ... you are so innoncent ... and that is one of the most wonderful things about being a child. Innocence. I love that about each of you. We want you to continue to find imagines in the clouds, wish upon a star, secretly hope that you find prince charming/princess someday, continue to pick those white flower thingys in the summer and blow on them, blow bubbles in hopes of them getting as big as your head, don't stop believing that pumpkins can be turned into coaches and mice into horses, always believe in the jolly fat guy in the red suit who brings you presents every Christmas, blow bubbles on a windy day and try to catch them before they hit the grass, catch a snowflake on your tongue and continue to think that if you swing high enough you might just touch the sky.

ALWAYS reach for the sky!!!

Each of you will do something amazing in this world.  Your Dad and I truely believe that you are going to be GREAT! 

Always believe in love ... and always believe in belief.

Kisses and Hugs ... Mommy and Daddy

P.S.  I am pretty sure the 3 of you each grew a whole inch (if not more) the few short days you were with Grammy J and Papa Gene.  Please slow down just a bit.  Mommy and Daddy are not ready to let go of you just yet ...


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