Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The little lady and I

Every day is different. You have your good days, your not so good days, your frustrating days, your "I can't believe its already 7pm!!" days, your never-ending days...and then you have a day like I had over the weekend...pure joy.

My husband attended our church's men's advance...men don't "retreat" they advance...which left me and little K with a weekend together.....GIRL TIME according to the little one. I had been looking forward to this weekend for a while. Time to spend alone with my little one, completely focused on her. With my new job and our crazy schedules, the last few months have been very "full" with rare moments to really enjoy each other. Be in the moment together. 

Chillin' before the meet.

Saturday started with getting ready for the weekly track meet. Little K has really blow us away with not only how well she is doing, but how much she is really liking the sport. We got up, got dressed, apple and cinnamon oatmeal (the pre-race staple meal in our home), packed snacks, chairs, umbrella, and off we were. We got to the track and found our spot in the stands and set camp for the day...we were so comfy in our little camp site. The weather was absolutely perfect for a track meet. Sunny but not too hot, with a gentle, crisp breeze every once and a while.

We were so ridiculously comfortable...I could have been there forever. Breakfast burritos, apples, mandarins, pirates booty (yes!), and of course a large dose of coffee.

After absolutely rocking her meet, Little K and I chilled poolside. I'm too chicken to get in, but the freezing water was great for my achy foot. I feel some tightness coming and going so I am trying to be as proactive as I can and prevent plantars fasciitis...watching my husband deal with this is no fun.

This girl can run all morning, help me wash my car and my mom's car, then swim for an hour,
and STILL be ready for a girl's night movie...


The evening ended with some delicious chinese food and a movie. 

The day was perfect. It was one of those go-with-the-flow, no plans, no appointments, no "to do's" kind of day...haven't had one of those in a while. I was so happy to see my husband on Sunday afternoon when he came home, but like I told him, I was thankful for the time alone I had with little K. 

This girl is just growing up so fast. I don't want to miss a minute of it. This experience I am living of stepmotherhood is more incredible than I ever imagined. Yes, it is hard. Raising any child is hard. Being a step-parent can be hard. It is a special relationship you build with a child. It takes time, a lot of time. I have known little K for a very long time which has been a real blessing for our relationship. Every day I look at her and thank God for allowing me to be a small part of her life. She transforms my life daily.


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19 comments:

  1. And it is a blessing having two wonderful ladies. God has been good and I am thankful for such wonderful people you and little K are.

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  2. Sounds like an AWESOME day!! I hope your foot feels better soon!

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