I love being able to reconnect with people I haven’t seen in a dozen+ years. I grew up with Stacey, though we never truly got to know one another in school, and I didn’t really ever even have classes with her until late middle school years. When people are up for hanging out, I’m a go-getter. I like to follow through with plans to hang out with people, though often times I get let down when I don’t see initiative on the other end. Thankfully Stacey follows through. We’ve hung out a few times now. Stacey has a darling little girl who keeps her mama on her toes (literally, she is such an adventurer). For instance, the really big slide at the playground; my boys used to be scared at the idea of going down it and only started to last autumn at their ages, while Stacey’s daughter had no problem going down (she’s not even two yet).
There are so many lessons to learn from children. I want to be one who is willing to go to the unfamiliar and plummet down slides that I am not adjusted to. I want to be able to have such a spirit. I love looking at these photos because you see the rawness of children. They are willing to have dirty faces while smiling big. They are willing to get sweaty and still smile. They are good at playing, but I want to be able to have attitudes like theirs, willing to work with the sweat going down my brow and dirt all over me while still being able to smile.