This morning, Thea and I started our day with a walk in the sunshine. For me, there's something about sunshine that is so cleansing, so
refreshing - especially after weeks of bedrest and not getting out very
much since Thea was born. That warmth is powerful, even if it is filtered through the thick humidity of a Virginia morning.
I snuggled Thea in her Moby wrap and leashed Rilo, and off we went. We walked past the coffee shop, bookstore, and yoga studio, and then headed over to my favorite street in our neighborhood, where every summer, the residents plant tons of gorgeous flowers, vegetables, and herbs in the median. Afterwards, I felt stronger, brighter, and more ready to face the day.
Other magical moments of my day included:
~ Going over 24 hours without using a nipple shield while nursing Thea ~ Watching Thea practice holding up her head on her own ~ Seeing the face of Thea's Mema (my mother) light up as Thea woke up from a nap and smiled ~ Connecting with my husband when he arrived home from work. We shared conversation and long kisses on the couch and counted our blessings while gazing at our sleeping daughter ~ Dancing and singing with Thea in the kitchen ~ Catching sight of gold finches perched on the clothes line ~ Hearing the news that Barack Obama will be the Democratic party's 2008 presidential candidate