Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Dancing in the Rain

Lexie and I were washing dishes tonight, side by side. I was staring out the window, watching it rain.

Lexie rinsed the last dish, dried her hands on a towel, and asked, "Mama, can I go outside?"

"No, honey, it's raining."

She looked up at me. "The rain won't bother me."

I stared at her eager, expectant face, smiled, and told her to get her shoes on. She skipped out of the room, and returned with her rain boots. When I opened the front door, she looked at me to see if I was serious, and then shot out the door and into the yard.

And she began to dance.




I absolutely adore my baby girl. I love her carefree spirit. Nothing deters her from having fun!

Not even the rain.

I felt so happy and blessed as I watched her dance and run in the rain.

She lives life to the fullest.

Tonight, she reminded me to do the same.





15 comments:

  1. SO precious! Good for you for letting her play in the rain! We went outside the other day in the rain and took pictures and it was so fun :)

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  2. Such a great Mommy!! I love her spirit! =)

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  3. That is awesome. Love the pics of her.

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  4. Beautiful word portrait and lovely pics!

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  5. So sweet! My boys love to play in the rain!

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  6. best post ever! Love it! And she reminded me to be carefree too! I think I need to dance in the rain! great pictures that captured that GREAT moment!

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  7. PRECIOUS, ans oh' so sweet! LOVE IT!

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  8. yep. we adults need to take some cues from carefree kids!! And just soak it all in and smile :-)

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  9. That is awesome!! Such a great post...and a great lesson :)

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  10. oh my! such a darling and really an inspiring post :) you are indeed lucky to have her sissy :) and she's also having you!

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  11. Yay for you being the cool mom who let her do it!!

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  12. I love it! Sometimes you just need to play in the rain! What adorable pictures.

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