“A love of Nature, implanted so early that it will seem to them hereafter to have been born in them, will enrich their lives with pure interests, absorbing pursuits, health, and good humour” — Charlotte Mason, Volume 1
On the week of your second birthday, I was brought to tears as you splashed around the lake. You see, you have taught me to cherish these little moments.
The delight that you find with each splash, the fascination of the leaves floating away, the gritty sensation of the mud sand in your hands and the pure satisfaction of a cold slice of watermelon on a summer day….
You get life.
You get that the simple pleasures of spending time with family in nature is what it is all about.
So I pray that you will always remember these little adventures, if not the actual memories, than the feeling of comfort and happiness that being out in the sunshine made you feel.
And I pray that if you ever get lost in life, remember that nature is your home. I am your home. And we both are here for you.
Happy second birthday, sweet Lydia Grace.