Sunday, May 10, 2015
The Dance of Life
Recently, one of my dear old friends wrote me some beautiful words worth sharing: " we may lose ourselves in our pain, but we find ourselves in our strength. It's the dance of life and the music never stops". These words resonate strongly with me. Life is hard, but even in the darkest of times there is light and there is music. You just have to open your heart and listen.
So while my days of clubbing and 2 am pizza with my girls may be long gone, I still got some moves. They just mostly involve throwing my 1 yr old and 3 yr old in the air with my husband in our weekly dance parties. Sam may not walk yet, but he sure loves to dance. No matter how bad our day was, we let the music heal our wounds and wash away our worry. For those 5 minutes, we get lost in the present, forgetting the past and the future. For those 5 minutes, we smile until our cheeks burn. For those 5 minutes we let our boys laughter fill our hearts, until they almost burst with happiness and gratitude for all that we have.
I don't have to tell you that being a parent is hard and at times you may not even recognize your life or the person you have become; so take the time every day as a family to lose yourselves in a moment and remember that it's the little things in life that matter.
"When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way."