Magic in Mosquitos

Last night, Matt built a fire in our outdoor firepit. The girls eventually tired of it, and went inside. Wil wanted to stay, so I stayed with him. He plopped up on my lap in an old wire chair, and we gently rocked back and forth, my arms wrapped around him. Dusk was settling in, our yellow lab Woody was splayed out on the cool of the grass, and the kittens started play fighting, rolling and tumbling in their agile, quiet way, over the low rocks of the retaining wall. All very relaxing and satisfying. Until the mosquitos started buzzing around.

“Wil, these mosquitos are going to eat us up. I’m sorry, but we need to go in, buddy.”

Wil extended his arms and legs, took a long, thoughtful look at them, then said, “Hey! I’m not food!” He burst out laughing, which of course, is highly contagious, so I immediately joined in.

Life is full of magic, I must never forget that.

I find I can look at something so long, that I think I know it. So when it shows up to threaten the party, I can quickly become annoyed by it, bored by it, or even get to the point of being jaded by it. Then, POOF! Something happens where I see what I thought I knew in a whole new way.

Life is so much fuller when I have the “WIL”ingness in my life opening my mind to the magic!

TBT
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Find Your Light…

wil star selfieDo not strive for peace…Do not strive for happiness… http://christieleightaylor.com/find-your-light/

Creating Ripples

Wil and I were talking before bed last night, and he shared some things with me that made him sad. We talked through them, and he went to be with a smile on his face, but I was left feeling overwhelmed….http://christieleightaylor.com/creating-ripples/

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Sometimes it just happens…Naturally

IMG_1774[1]This morning, Wil stopped eating his breakfast and said, “Mom, my tooth is falling out!” And, sure enough his tooth was very loose.
Katherine was in the kitchen eating her breakfast, too, and she said, “Mom, why does he still have baby teeth and the big teeth are almost fully grown behind them?”….http://christieleightaylor.com/sometimes-it-just-happens-naturally/

Are you happy? Let me see

This morning, Wil was sitting on his bed and I was kneeling on the floor beside him, strapping on his ankle braces before I slipped his shoes on over them. He couldn’t see my face because I had my head bent down, focused on the task at hand.
Wil said to me, “Mommy, are you happy?”
Without looking up, I replied, “Yes, honey I am.”
“Let me see.” …http://christieleightaylor.com/are-you-happy/

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Dear God…

Dear God,
Thank you for being you, for letting me know in so many ways that you are there.
There was a long time I was not sure of you, I didn’t really even know what to believe. But, one day, the world came crashing down on me, and I truly believed life was left to fate. That is the scariest feeling ever…http://christieleightaylor.com/dear-god/

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Growth is a Bond

Have you ever noticed, when we are gossiping, judging, condemning, that we ourselves, are not growing?
I met with a woman, and she grew up in very less than ideal circumstances. She had been cutting herself and doing drugs, all to escape her anxiety…http://christieleightaylor.com/growth/

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