Magic!

One night awhile ago, I was giving Isaac a bath. I picked up a little cup, filled it up, and pored the water onto him. Isaac tried to wrap his little fingers around that water stream and hold onto it. He didn't lose interest in doing this for many more baths. His interest intrigued me. Having a child has brought so much magic into living. Things I forgot to care about a long time ago have suddenly become new and wonderful. Even miraculous. The first day it snowed. Sitting on cool green grass. Swinging in a swing. The blue sky with a puffy white cloud. Halloween. Christmas. Music. Laughter. Things that seemed routine suddenly have a new sparkle. There is a song that I heard when I was young that seems to fit this thought perfectly A few of the words are: "There's a difference between a child and a grownup. We see the world through different eyes. A child sees all the magic and wonder and beauty. If only we could realize and see the world through different eyes." I am grateful for children, especially for my little Isaac.

6 comments:

Kaulana and Nicole said...

So true!

The Waldon Family said...

Wow, he looks so much like Josh in that picture! :) I agree with you. Just wait till you start taking him outside to walk around. Everything slows waaay down and you get to enjoy every rock, flower and bit of nature instead of speeding on by. It's like scuba diving instead of water skiing. What a cute kid.

The Bendixen Family said...

That is so true! Paizley seems to find magic in anything! I can't believe you can get him to bathe in that still! Paizley has to be sitting up and periodically dunking her face in the water. haha! Your lucky!

Kaulana and Nicole said...

Oh and same here. We put our little tub thing away like a year ago!

Eric and Jill said...

THat was a great way to describe it! Eric and I have been working on being more grateful for things and LaNea makes it so easy to see all the smaller things like fans, colors, toes and water:)

Darin and Kristine said...

That is sweet :D

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