As I sit in my backyard reflecting on how incredibly lucky I am, I’m almost afraid. My heart starts to pound. You know that feeling that all the stars are aligning, that things might be too perfect and if you stop to acknowledge that fact, the other shoe might just drop?
I feel the need to quickly write down just five things that are bringing me joy this summer. Five things that I know I can hang onto and never forget from this summer. The summer of the crazy heat in 2012.
Forever and always, the best sound a Mother can hear is the sound of their children laughing until they almost cry. My girls, their giggles as they conspire against me, trying to figure out how to talk me into a popsicle (that frankly I am dying to have too) is a sound I treasure and vow to never forget.
The countless hours we have already spent in the pool. This 35C degree weather is not a problem for me!
The joy of a day at the beach. Splashing in the water, building sandcastles, reading books and taking long walks. No cell phones or computers allowed. Forgetting that everyone beyond our stretch of pristine sand even exists.
Entire days with no schedule at all. When our biggest decision of the day is which park to bike to, and what to have for dinner.
The excitement of the big plans still to come! New York City for BlogHer next week, and later a cottage for a week up north at the end of the summer with my entire extended family. (both will be Blog Worthy!)
2012 is the summer of spontaneous parties, cold drinks, warm pools, long lazy beach days and fun filled starry nights. It is a summer that’s only half way done and still so ripe with possibilities. It is the summer where I will try to remember and be thankful for every little joy.