The first of many Octobers

October 31, 2014

 'I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.' L. M. Montgomery 
Inspired by N'tima and Dani's post

Right here, right now is definitely where I want to be and possibly stay for quite awhile. October 2014. The first of many Octobers to be spent with this little ray of sunshine. The air is brisk and the pumpkins are out. Sweaters are worn and the best holiday is celebrated. Halloween. Many days have been spent reading, teaching, and playing with a wild little girl. She has the best sense of humor (which she gets from her dad) and a the cutest button nose I ever did see (which she gets from me). She has such a big personality in such a tiny body. She is my most precious achievement, my best friend, my breath of fresh air, my little miracle. From seeing her beautiful smile when she wakes up in the morning to the many kisses she gives us at at night.

Right now in California, with our little family of three, we snuggle up on the couch every night before bedtime and every morning before getting out of bed. We are weekend warriors and try to take in all that California has to offer before our time here is up. The three of us are trying to soak up the sun and float amongst the amazingly blue pacific ocean. Tons of places to visit, food to eat, and sites to see in so little time. 

Right now, we are thankful for Delilah's great grandparents for coming all the way from Kansas to visit. These two (and their three dogs) drove from Kansas, which is approximately 1, 402 miles. And they finally met Delilah for the very first time. Lots of laughs, smiles, hugs, and kisses were shared throughout that night. This visit consisted of us spending a lot of time having bonfires on the beach, exploring a bit of California, and having his grandpa reminisce about his time in the Corps. In this point in time, my daughter also had her first cookie - which she couldn't get enough of, by the way. Delilah doesn't have an easy time meeting people. She's a little shy, which she gets from her mama. But when she met her great grandparents, she fell in love with them just as fast as they fell in love with her.

Right now, we watch as our daughter takes her first steps. We scream and cry with joy! We hug her so tightly and praise her. Sadly, at the same time, we think the same thoughts of her to stop growing up so fast. Too fast. I sadly never understood when people said, "Enjoy it while they're small because they grow up faster than you think". I only ever understood it until I had a child. And from day to day, I find myself looking back on photos of her from when she was just a few weeks to a few months old. Always thinking to myself, "Please slow down, little one. Please."

It's been a rough year, but the fact that we have each other makes us push through to a better day. We are forever inspired by the saying, "Be grateful for small things, big things, and everything in between. Count your blessings, not your problems." We are so thankful for everything we have and who we have in our lives. Our right now is just so perfect to us that we may not be in the best situations at times, but we wouldn't have it any other way.

1 comment

  1. How beautiful was that!?
    You have my post pregnancy hormones all worked up to tears.
    Thank you for a look into your october.


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