oh summer has been fun. it's been fast. though i feel like i say that every year. one of the kids' favorite things to do at our new home is climbing the tree in the back corner of the yard. they will disappear and all you see is the branches swaying and shaking.
it all began with mia. she came running in the house while i was making lunch begging me to come outside so she could show me something. so of course lunch waited and out we went. and this is what i saw.
and as i watched her climb up a little higher each time she traversed that tree i began to think about how big she is. how that as she continues to climb that tree she's also beginning her climb that will lead her out of our home and into her destiny. reaching higher and going further with each passing day. building her skills, trusting herself more, embracing her independence. i embrace all of this and i am excited for her and yet i marvel at how fast we have gotten here. how quickly the time has gone.