As I watched Jack play this morning, I started thinking about this time last year and what we would have been doing on a day like today. A normal summer day, without any big plans. Just living. It’s crazy how much can change in a year. Last summer we had an infant who spent his days napping, eating, and snuggling. Our days looked and felt so different from now. This summer we have a wild child who is full of energy and enthusiasm for life. I can only imagine what next summer will be like.
It’s funny how as a parent you always look forward to that next phase. Or the next season or birthday or holiday! I remember saying that I couldn’t wait for Jack to roll over…to sit up…to crawl…to walk…there is always something new to look forward to when you have kids. Oftentimes now I look back and can hardly remember a time when he didn’t walk. Lately we’ve caught ourselves saying how we can’t wait for the upcoming holidays. The thought of it literally makes me giddy only because I know how happy it will make Jack. I remember feeling the same way last year even though he was really too young to even know what was going on.
But what about today? This ordinary day. It’s not as exciting as those days were or will be, but it’s still a great day. It’s fun to dream of the future. I do it often and it makes me smile every time. I have to remind myself though to live in this moment that’s happening right now. Last summer I dreamed of this summer. It’s here! I’m living my dream. Life happens so fast I sometimes forget to sit back and enjoy those simple days and stop preparing for tomorrow quite as much. Keep dreaming, but don’t forget to enjoy all the days in between!
“What day is it?,”asked Winnie the Pooh
“It’s today,” squeaked Piglet
“My favorite day,” said Pooh
Have a beautiful Sunday, friends!