In the daily mundane, it is easy to forget about the little things. The things I love about each child.
As I walked around Seaworld today, I took time to silently remember the glorious traits that each of the Five Little Reasons are blessed with.
The way that they are all so very compassionate. They will always look after each other and run to help when another reason is hurt. They even do it to strangers. They will look after younger children on the playgrounds and Hayden and Lucy especially will make sure a younger child is having the most fun over them.
The way that Oliver tells me 500 times a day that he loves me all the way to the moon. One minute he is watching the dolphins... the next, for no reason, he is calling out "I love you all the way to the moon Mama!"
The way that Lucy holds her siblings hands while walking. And not for the "safety" reason. Just because. Walking along the pathways her and Joshua hold hands and talk like an old couple.
The way that Joshua treats me like a Princess. He is forever asking me if I am having fun. "What would you like to do now Mama?" He is constantly walking beside me.
The way that Hayden will ride on the "little kid" rides all day long and not complain ONCE that he didn't get to go on a "Big Boy" ride. I love that he still gets a thrill when riding on the Merry-Go-Round. And I know deep down that he is only doing it to be "a part of the family".
The way that I can sit on the grass while the big 4 play in the Sky Fort and Camille is quite happy to sit on my lap and blow raspberries on my cheeks... for 1/2 an hour! Her gorgeous sweet grunts as she squeezes me so tightly for a hug make me smile.
The days can be rough.
But the days can also be magical.
You have to remember the little things.