A photo of my little man, once a month, on the last day of each month, in 2016
Reece, what a beautiful spot we found on one of our hikes this month. It was quiet, and calm and provided the perfect back drop for both of us to have a few quiet, contemplative moments. We found a lot of those moments this month, and it has fed both of our souls. Many times this month I have looked out the back door to find you on the swing, going back and forth, higher and higher, a huge smile on your face. Other times I look out and I can't see you at all. I walk from window to window looking for you, and find you swinging in the hammock under the big pine trees, or I notice your little feet dangling from the apple tree. I love that you have your special spots in the backyard where you go to find quiet, and to be by yourself for a few moments, it's a good practice and one I hope you will continue with.
This month has seen us going head to head a fair bit too. You are stretching your wings little man, trying on different things, and figuring out more of who you are. It is at times exciting and interesting for me to witness, and at other times it is rather exhausting. You are pushing boundaries, dipping a toe just outside the lines as you stretch and grow. We have talked this month about making good choices and bad choices, we have talked about not following your friends but instead making a decision about what is right for you, and we have talked about how much I love you. Because in all of this, no matter what, I love you, and I am so very proud of you. You are learning and growing each day, and I am learning and growing right along with you. We are in this together little man, and I can say without a doubt we make a pretty awesome team.
As we move into June, and await the official arrival of summer, I am looking forward to long, slow summer days with you. We have plans to hike a lot this summer, there are a few day trips planned, and lots of gatherings with friends. We have the garden to tend, and chickens to chase. There are sunrises and sunsets to watch, and many nights ahead staring at the stars. It's almost summer little man, and we are going to soak up every moment.