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Joy: From the Ground Up

Circle of Love March 29, 2014

I don’t get out much. Between the never-ending frigidness that has been this winter and my forever people’s recent attachment to being home with my little person, it’s a reality of life lately. Walks around the neighborhood have been fairly nonexistent in this weather. Car rides are few and far between. And the dog park has been covered either in feet of snow or layers of ice for months. Such is life.Circle of Love

Every time I find myself feeling down about it something magical happens. This morning it happened during snuggle time. It’s always been part of Saturday morning in the Schmidt home in one way or another but its been different since baby Carter came home.

Until today. Today was special somehow because I was nestled between dad and Carter, and Carter was snuggled on mom, who was holding hands with dad. There we were. The four of us. Our own little circle of love. In that moment nothing outside that circle mattered.

The moment passed, the day went on, and I didn’t think it could get any better. But it did. Because today, after what feels like a very long time without leaving the house, I got to go on a car ride. Better yet, the car ride was to see extended members of the circle of love at Grandma Schmidt’s house.

My time there today more than made up for all of the time inside this winter. Not because I was the center of attention. That role obviously went to baby Carter. (It’s okay. I’m used to it.) Today I felt so much warmth, so much joy, it melted all that remains of winter away. It doesn’t matter whether it happens at my forever home or elsewhere. I was born to be with these people. From the ground up, such is life.



16 Responses to “Circle of Love”

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  2. Sandy Says:

    What an excellent way to end the week and get in the mood to start afresh – yay Wiley!!

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  5. utesmile Says:

    Waht a lovely day you had with joy of feeling love and a carride to wonderful people. Even when you feel a bit down alwasy find something to be thankful for.. You are in a wonderful loving family that is worht celebrating every day! Much love!

    • It’s true – sometimes we all need reminders to celebrate the simplest things like car rides and people with whom we share love. These are great blessings that are indeed meant to be counted regularly!
      Lots of love,

  6. That’s a LOT of love right there. I can feel it popping out of the picture! You and Carter look very comfortable in the center of it all.

    Love and licks,

    • I love when love takes the form of pictures. They say a picture is worth a thousand words – sometimes I think it’s love over and over and over again. 🙂
      Lots of love to you and mom,

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