I suspect most of the wonders I seek this year will be hidden. Will be things that I need to take a second or third look to see and find. That is part of their wonder, true?
Today, I found wonder in an obvious place. Some would say easy even. I don’t care. My goal is to delight in wonder all year long, where ever I should find it. Even when I don’t have to look far at all.
Look at her. My eldest child, Studious. She is my wondrous find today. I often marvel at how she has grown. How she has navigated this life to find her own place in which to stand and grow. She has faced adversities and she always and repeatedly rises. I am so proud and so in absolute wonder that I had anything to do with this.
In this photo, we were on a recent trip to NYC – just the two of us. It was such an amazing gift from my husband. It was perfect for too many reasons to list here. In this picture, she is standing on the top of the Empire State Building (which needs to Go Gold for Pediatric Cancer- seriously, their refusal infuriates me BUT that is for another time). She is standing overlooking NYC and I am in awe of her. The old adage of ‘The world is her oyster’ is so true and she is so lucky. And what makes her so full of wonder? She knows this. She knows that she is a participant in this world and she was not just put here to pay bills and die. She has goals and aspirations and she will leave a positive impact on this place. She is so wonderful or rather WonderFULL.
When I look for things or moments this year to encapsulate wonder for me, I will look broad and far. However, today, I recognize that when someone you have known their whole life, still takes your breath away- you call it what it is and you celebrate them.
I am so blessed to be on this journey. I am so blessed to be a mother. It is the greatest role in life. I will stop to see it and I will do my absolute best to recognize and delight in it.
Thank you to Studious for constantly showing me wonder. For 21+ years I have been in awe of you, your dedication and determination. I love you. XOXO