Do you ever just want to freeze time? A tiny little moment that seems so perfect that you want to stay in it and savor it just for a while longer?
That happened to me last night.
We had rode our bikes to the river, and had been there awhile when a song started – really. The bullfrogs started their deep, low song on the surrounding banks of the river. All while the sun was hanging pretty low in the sky and a cloud hung beside it looking like a whispy feather. The bugs were skating on top of the water, the air was cool but smelled of summer, and my husband was squatting down by my daughter while they talked about the rocks she was tossing with little “plunks” into the still water. I stood above them on the road and took it all in.
Amongst the chaos of the day today (laundry, packing, planning, toddler independence, and whatever else may come up along the way), I may just slip back to that moment a few more times to take it in.