As an adventure seeker, type A, and travel addict I’m usually longing for the next thing. Always looking ahead for the big moments. I believe life is to be embraced and fully lived.
But much of life, even for adventure seekers, is filled with ordinary moments.
Pushing your child on the swing, sitting in the grass for hours while your child navigates every inch on his Strider bike, cuddling in bed, hide and seek, or eating together. I guarantee you those ‘everyday’ moments are meant to be lived intentionally. They are just as important.
The best moments are sometimes the moments that are happening right now.
I still re-live the last morning of Axel’s life. It was perfectly normal…
Jumping in bed with me and pretending to sleep. Insisting he sit on my lap the entire breakfast. Interpreting toddler speak when he says “me cuckoo” and points in the air. After his frustration escalates I realize he has spotted my stash of chocolate chip cookies on top of the fridge and he wants a COOKIE. I give him one at 9am. Minutes later he is back in excitement saying “I wacky.” It’s only after I see Randy waxing his surfboard I realize he wants WAX to help.
Ordinary moments can be priceless and beautiful.