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The Shaping of a Whole Person...

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ข ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ.

Thank you Sally Clarkson for this reminder at this weekendโ€™s Wild + Free Conference.

Growing up, I could always count on my teachers saying the same thing to my mom every parent-teacher conference:

โ€œSheโ€™s so sweet, does all her work, gets good grades... but BOY is she a daydreamer!โ€ ๐Ÿ’ญ

They would say this with a mix of laughter and the tiniest hint of annoyance. And itโ€˜s true... sometimes theyโ€™d have to snap me out of the deepest of daydreams to get me to focus.

I spent much of life dreaming of these big, perfect, life-defining moments. Graduation, starting college, my wedding day, the launch of a career, becoming a mother... I couldnโ€™t wait to check it all off the list. As if those milestones would finally kickstart life for me.

While I am still a daydreamer at heart, thankfully Iโ€™m learning to enjoy the small moments along the way. Maybe thatโ€™s because I already see - in the short two years of my kidโ€™s life - how quickly time goes by. I donโ€™t have the luxury of waiting for โ€œbig momentsโ€ to shape him. Iโ€™m seeing first-hand how that happens in the every day.

And Iโ€™m learning how to show up for these small, imperfect, mundane moments... fully present, in the mess of it all.

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