The Next Thing

June 29, 2014 · 17 comments

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Every year Laina gets older and every year she resists it. I think most humans naturally look forward to the next thing.

I can’t wait until my baby can smile, until she can walk, until she can talk.

I can’t wait until I can drive, until I can live on my own, until I can adopt 30 cats.

It is so refreshing to hear that little soul say she wants everything to stay as it is right now.

She gets it.

dripping tears

Mama Kat Loves You When You Love Her


Karen and Gerard June 30, 2014 at 2:48 am

Sounds like she knows when she has a good thing going. It’s best to make the most of every age and just live in the present. Hope she likes the next grade as well! Peter Pan was my childhood hero–I didn’t ever want to grow up either (and have so much responsibility and lose my free time to play and hang out with my friends.)

Kat June 30, 2014 at 11:54 pm

It’s definitely a breath of fresh air to be around people who can appreciate what they have in the moment!

Alexa June 30, 2014 at 6:44 am

Oh that is so sweet. Glad she is taking her time!

Kat June 30, 2014 at 11:55 pm

You and me both! I don’t want her to grow up too fast either!

Adrienne June 30, 2014 at 7:04 am

oh. This gave me chills…a little one who is living IN her moment. IN her childhood…childhood is such a gift – not to be wasted or squandered – but to play in, marvel in….enjoy!! Love this!

Kat June 30, 2014 at 11:56 pm

Totally! And what a blessing to be allowed that moment when so many kids are forced to grow up too quickly in harsh realities.

Kir June 30, 2014 at 7:13 am

this just buoyed my soul and made me smile so wide my cheeks hurt. I love that she is living in the now, appreciating it and full of gratitude for it.

She’s going to rock our world.

Kat June 30, 2014 at 11:57 pm

Yes! You get it…she’s such a gift.

Betsy June 30, 2014 at 8:46 am

She is adorable! I am glad she figured out not to rush things. Enjoy the now.

Kat June 30, 2014 at 11:59 pm

Me too, I could definitely stand to take some notes from that one!

Laura June 30, 2014 at 9:06 am

Ugh I love that girl!!!! I miss her!!!

Kat July 1, 2014 at 12:00 am

Sweetest thing. We miss you!! When we get back from our trip I insist on a get together!

Gigi June 30, 2014 at 1:45 pm

What a smart girl! If only we could find a way to spread that wisdom.

Kat July 1, 2014 at 12:20 am

I agree, I wonder how long it will last until she becomes old and jaded. ;)

Tamara July 1, 2014 at 4:17 am

Sweetness. I hope she keeps that beautiful quality and leads others into the same precious love of the here and now!

Tiffany July 2, 2014 at 4:27 am

I love this! She gets it!

Andrea July 2, 2014 at 1:01 pm

I love her way of appreciating what she has right now and not wanting to rush things. I hope she keeps that spirit forever!

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