To Walk like a Child
Now that Adeline is walking, we've ditched the stroller a couple times to let her explore. Our first hand-in-hand adventure this week was a trip to the mailbox. The normally two minute jaunt, turned into an eye-opening 20 minute extravaganza. I didn't realize how much of the world I was missing until I took a walk beside my one year old. EVERYTHING we passed received a "wow!" or "whoa!" The rust colored gravel, the smell of a rosemary bush, the roar of an airplane, the waving of flags, the flight of a bird, the sight of a car, the crunching of dead flowers. Her senses revealed a world of surprise, while mine blocked out everything around me, only focusing on the end pursuit of retrieving mail. She taught me on that short journey to reengage in the awe that composes our everyday. The little things that become dull, trivial, and expected are stunning, purposeful objects of God's creation. And only a child could have led me to understand that once again. Imagine the blessings if we were able to apply this reawakening to every area of our lives, to see God's beauty in all that surrounds us.
1/20/2014 05:14:50 am
I love your blog posts Ash! Your positivity will put a smile on everyone's face who reads them!
1/20/2014 05:29:19 am
Thank you, Shayleigh! I appreciate your support =).
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