On Repeat

 “Mama, look!” Comes barreling from the back of the car. I peek in the rearview mirror witnessing two bright smiles and fingers pointing out the windows. One after another my two children, Charlotte and Isaac, shout what they’re seeing:

“Digger picking dirt up!
Pink house, I want a pink house!
Look, mama, lights!
Fire truck, whoo eeee!
Blue sky!”

Keeping my eyes on the road I respond when there’s a break in their litany, “I see. What else do you see?”

Baby calfs, so cute!
Lots of cars!
Water, mommy, water!
Look, Eagle!
Big truck!”

No matter the day or where we’re going, they delight in seeing what’s around them and naming their world. Their eyes open to abundance.

We spend a lot of time in the car (or playing with cars and trucks). Whether on the way to speech, preschool, or to the grocery store Charlotte and Isaac remind me to keep alert, to be present to the small beauties right in front of me.

Yes, I do see the diggers, tractors, and cows, but I also take a peek in the back of my car and see two, precious children teaching me over and over to look and see the goodness in my midst.


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**This post was written as part of a blog hop with Exhale—an online community of women pursuing creativity alongside motherhood, led by the writing team behind Coffee + Crumbs. Click here to read the next post in this series "On Repeat."

**On Repeat Photo Credit: @pheonixfeatherscalligraphy for C+C, 2020