Joining in with Paisley Jade
The difference that a bringing a bit of nature into my home makes, and there is so much choice
nature offers us. Truly a blessed gift to have such access.
Ok, bit of materialism - my new wallet, such a 70's design. Delicious.
I am loving ballet and even though the constant taxiing to and from lessons, exams, rehearsals, productions, laddered tights, perfect buns and even the odd parent that wants to cause problems amongst the others mothers by inciting competition and dare I say it bitching and whinging - can all be wearing to a gal that was a swimmer ( in those days all you needed was a swim cap and cozzie, you turned up and swam your heart out!). Truly this is year number six (!!!!) and I still feel challenged by it all....BUT
She is captured by the romance of dance. Her heart dances as her legs dance. The smile she smiles when dancing, when receiving praise from her teacher just radiates joy. And when I see this I am reminded that it is not about me, that her joy is my joy and my reward....and it is moments such as these I am reminded to relish such joy, take in everything, make what's in front of me an indelible memory because one day she will be off experiencing joyful times and I won't have privileged seating. These times are truly mine and I will cherish these times despite any minor discomfort.