I enjoy being with my girls, in fact when I recently took a trip to New York I realized how much I don’t like being away. This is my little piece of the world and I love being here, with them. They are mine. EvenÂ our dog Marley. He’s such a great dog! He’s very well loved yet sometimes I forget he is here. The kids keep him busy and he follows them around all day long. My neighbors tell us how funny he is, he listens well and he loves everyone. I think he’s actually really smart. I almost forget he’s always with us until I see him in just about every other photo. He’s standing off to the side. He makes my heart smile when I stop and think about him.
Then moments like tonight. Our family trying to enjoy the slight coolness in the hot summer air outside. The girls playing on the sidewalk in front of our house, collecting leaves and twigs like they always do. The sun has just gone down so Mia is wide awake and able to see outside.
In moments like tonight my heart smiles.
I made a choice to live a happier life and here I am. I found my heart smiles much more now. Now that I allow myself to live in theÂ moment with them. I want them to remember only good memories. I want them to love summer, and enjoy their childhood. I want to enjoy them as we are right now because it all passes so suddenly.
My heart smiles with theirs.