Sitting outside on a blanket that reminds me of home. Not my Maryland home... which is special too... but my Kentucky home. It's blue & white... stitched my mother in-love. Generally, I just sit at my computer to write... seems my typing keeps up with my thoughts a lot better than a pen... but today the weather was too beautiful to pass up the opportunity for a quiet few minutes, soaking up some extra vitamin D & writing.
Today, June 15th, marks 19 months in this journey as a mom of 3. I can't believe how quickly time flies. Like the wind- fleeting & gone in an instant... constantly moving & changing everything in it's path. Days like this help remind me to soak it all in while I can. Far too quickly, my babies won't be babies.
Just today, Malakai showed compassion for the stress Mommy was feeling. He said he was sorry. I don't think he knew for what except that he wanted me to be happy. This snapped Mommy right out of her selfish grouchiness & brought out an apology from me. It just blessed my heart that he recognized my frustrations and wanted to help me.
This past weekend we went to the beach. Michael wanted to see an airshow... I was happy to go enjoy a day at the beach. I love the ocean and I don't mind the sand. As a parent, it can be a bit stressful trying to keep track of little ones but it was worth it. We had such a wonderful time as a family & really enjoyed the company of our friends that went with us. The girls played in their little blow-up pool (those things are a TOTAL God-send for little ones on a hot day at the beach). Malakai enjoyed splashing in the surf. He has a pretty healthy respect for the water & didn't even like me going out up to my knees... haha... my sweet little worrier. I'm not completely sure if he was afraid of the water/waves or the sharks but either way, he was concerned :) We had a grand time watching airplanes, relaxing & just enjoying life.
I guess I'm feeling a bit reflective & trying to find creative ways to share a bit of our life- especially for our family that lives so far away! We truly do miss you all so much! And hey! If anyone is interested in funding a 4th of July trip to the Big Blue for the Cain mama & kids, let me know :) Haha... Donations will be accepted :) lol