Last week during one of Avery’s nap times, Grace and I headed down to the basement so that I could sort through more boxes before taking a load of stuff to the Salvation Army.
The day before I had bagged up 6 trash bags full of stuff to get rid of. I’ve mentioned before that I’m a hoarder and I’m making a concerted effort to cut it out and get rid of all of our junk. It feels so good!
We recently cleared out a corner of the basement to make room for me to work out and it also happens to be a great open space for dancing. My little princess Grace LOVES to dance, especially with her prince (Andy) so I couldn’t resist when she asked me to dance with her.
We put the Disney Children’s station on Pandora and got our groove on! The station played everything from “Tale as Old as Time” from Beauty and the Beast to “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid.
We danced all around together, lifting our arms up high, doing ballerina moves with our legs, twirling in circles and swaying our hips.
She had the biggest smile on her face and didn’t worry for a second about how she looked. She was caught up in the moment of dancing with her mama to some of her favorite songs. To watch her joy and inhibition was so special.
And for a moment I too didn’t worry how I looked. I didn’t think about how silly my high kicks were or how totally off rhythm I was.
I looked at my Grace and wondered how I could be so blessed to have such a beautiful, sweet little girl. I felt an overwhelming thankfulness that it was 10am on a random weekday and I had the freedom to dance the morning away with my daughter. There was nowhere else I had to be and nothing else I had to do.
It was one of the moments I’d always waited for.
My lifelong ambition was to be a stay at home mom and here I am.
I’m living it.
As I flung my arms around and twirled to the music with my precious little girl, my eyes were filled with tears and I had a lump in my throat.
I made it.
I’m living the life I dreamed of and I’m so very thankful for it. I’m thankful for the journey it took to get here with all the highs and lows. I’m grateful for the struggles and I know there will be more ahead of me.
But for now, I feel so incredibly blessed to have tearful dance parties with my precious little girl.
Thank you Lord for dreams come true :)