Friday, June 24, 2005

Oh, to be a child again....

Today was Ryan's niece's (Saige) 3rd birthday party. I was sad that I had to miss it since I was at work. I just got off the phone with her......she told me she loves me!! What a sweetheart!!! It is amazing to me how well I can actually have a conversation with her. We only talked for a few minutes, but it was worth all the money in the world. She told me about her party and her presents and thanked me for my gift without being told to say it. We talked about me being at work and how she was sad that I wasn't there. Every word came out with such enthusiasm that it was hard not to smile while talking to her.

It's kind of like looking back at mt own childhood and trying not to smile. It's impossible. So many good memories. So many goofy things that I did with my friends and family. Childhood is so precious. I only wish there was some way to realize that at the time. But I guess if we were all thinking that deeply at that age, it would ruin the fun. It is such a blessing to be a child and not have the everyday worries that we adults deal with day in and day out.

Spending time with kids is one of the best forms of therapy ever. I wish we could be as light hearted and care free. It's nice to be able to escape all our troubles, even if it is only for a brief time. I am so thankful for that. So this is a "Thank You" to little Saige for helping me escape for a few minutes tonight.

1 comment:

s-hooks said...

yep! and you're really fortunate to have so many great memories from your childhood...not everyone can say the same, ya know it?