“Mommy hurry you have to see this. Come outside hurry.”
I was in the middle of doing dishes + cooking dinner when Noah ran downstairs urging me to follow him outside.
“Noah, mommy is busy can you just wait until I’m done.”
“No mommy trust me this is amazing just stop and come on please.”
My lack of patience was evident when I reluctantly grabbed his hand & followed him outside.
“Look mommy, wow isn’t it so cool.”
Staring at our front yard very confused I asked Noah “what are you talking about son?”
“Mommy the tree. Can’t you see the leaves are red & orange. They weren’t that color before. They changed, probably while we were sleeping. Now the tree is even more colorful. Isn’t that awesome & dope mommy!”
I sunk into Noah’s little arms and hugged him tight as a tear dripped down my face.
“Son, you’re right, that is awesome & it is dope.”
Noah reminded me to be in awe. To pause & notice the minor things. To allow the norm to be amazing. He is constantly teaching me that sinking into a state of routine robotics will almost always make me miss the beauty around me. It’s hard to see the “awesome & dope” things in life when tasks & to do lists saturate my mind.
So that evening I sat and looked at leaves with my boys… teaching them about seasons & how God is so creative that He makes our earth look different throughout the year. We ate popcorn & laughed & I answered what felt like dozens of questions from 3 curious little boys who never forget to wonder. . .