Friday, June 11, 2010

Wednesday afternoon while we were sitting on the back porch we had a typical late afternoon rain shower. Morgan Kate immediately made a mad dash for the uncovered patio. She loves water. My first thought/reaction was to grab her and pull her back under the covered porch, but then I stopped.

Why was I stopping her? Why couldn't she play in the rain? It was warm. It wasn't thundering or lightning. And I could see by the look on her face that she was so happy and that was the only place she wanted to be. So I let her go. And I watched.


Let me just tell you that it was the best ten minutes that I have had in a long time. And I couldn't take my eyes off of her.


I'm not sure what I enjoyed most. Watching her play as the rain dripped off of her nose and tiny fingers. Or watching how carefree she was in that moment.

She didn't have a care in the world. She wasn't concerned with who was watching or that fact that her clothes were soaking wet. She didn't care that her hair was a mess or that her feet were covered in "sticky rain covered grass". She wasn't in a rush and had no where to be. She was smiling and laughing. She was living in the moment and enjoying every second of it.

In those short ten minutes I learned so much from her. I'm the adult and should be teaching her, but I can assure you than in her twenty-one months she has taught me much, much more.

7 comments:

The mom of 4 monkeys! said...

Thank you Heather, I needed this post today! Have a wonderful weekend!

The Turner Family said...

Love these pictures! She looks like she was having so much fun!!

jan kessler said...

She has taught me so much too. We have to live everyday to the fullest and much much more..............

Love you and hope to see all of you very soon.

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

You're such a good mom!
I love these pictures...thanks for sharing more!

Scott and Malisa Johnson said...

So glad I found your blog. What a wonderful post! Thanks for letting Morgan Kate teach me too! What a great reminder to enjoy the moment.

The Fricks said...

That's a great post Heather!!! And you're right, they do teach you so much.

And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 18:3

Jason and Talyse said...

You couldn't have gotten better photos than this if you'd paid a thousand dollars! Priceless! What an amazing little girl!