Last year when we came here I remember having this realization that my kids don’t care if I put on makeup before a bike ride or what I look like at the beach, they just want their mom.
They want to dive in a wave with me and want me to be there for every moment. They want their arms around my neck as the waves crash and don’t want me waving far on the sidelines. They want to link arms. They don’t care that veins show in my legs or notice the list of things that I quietly fear about myself. I watched my girls watching me and knowing that my insecurities could become their inner voices changed my narrative. This isn’t me saying it’s easy or that I’m perfect at this by any means but it’s a choice that I made to just let the love and joy in my heart be the memories that they have- with me THERE in it WITH them. This is me saying day by day, I’m gonna say YES. Yes to swimming in the ocean, yes to bike rides and late nights and to being a part of it.
How is your summer of YES going mama? Grab your babies, get a selfie and do a cannonball in the swimming pool- watch their faces light up as you join in the fun. Tears just thinking about not missing a moment.