While my thoughts drift to the green of spring the snow drifts continue to rise...
When the snow finally ebbed into a gentle flurry, I told my husband I was planning to set off into the woods with my camera to capture the energy of the end of the storm. My daughter said: "Wait for me mama!" She always has her camera at the ready and creates her own beautiful places that she captures in her mind as well as on her camera.
This time spent capturing moments with my daughter was a memorable one. I watched her as she took her time along the trail in the woods finding beautiful spots on her own. Soon my own photos reflected her journey of enjoyment, entering into the peace of the woods and the mindfulness that nature brings.
This little one has such creativity swirling within her mind and heart. She has more talent and beauty in her mind's eye than I could ever imagine. I am thankful to be on this journey alongside each of the children, watching them find meaning in their lives through their interests and mediums of choice.
I am thankful for this time with my daughter doing something we both love--walking together in the snowy woods finding beauty while bonding with one another.
This time for me in the woods turned from a time of appreciating nature to a time spent appreciating the beauty of a child appreciating nature.
Children in our lives are remarkable creatures of light. I am thankful to be let into their world and to share these moments of seeing the world through their eyes, while watching them grow and learn.
I look forward to many more moments with each of the children--finding beauty in life together in quiet unexpected times that are truly magical.