Someday, I’m going to travel to Italy & celebrate mass in Vatican City. And I’m going to stand there and think, “My God, this is Amazing.”
|St. Peters Basilica|
Someday, I’m going to go to a cafe right next to the Eiffel Tower. And I’m going to sit there & think, “My God, this is Amazing.”
Someday, I’m going to hike Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa. And I’m going to stand there at the top & think, “My God, this is Amazing.”
Someday, I’m going to ride a camel in front of the Egyptian Pyramids. I’m going to look out at the desert and think, “My God, this is Amazing.”
Someday, I’m going to go to the Tower of London where all of the historically famous people I’m so geeked out about trod (ie the Plantagenets, the Tudors, etc) and I will think, “My God, this is Amazing.”
|Tower of London|
Someday, I’m going to visit the “Secret Annex” where Anne Frank & her family hid from the Nazis. And I’m going to walk behind the famous bookcase that led to their hiding place and see where she lived and wrote her diary. And I’m going to think, “My God, this is Amazing.”
|A reconstruction of the bookcase that hid Anne & her family|
Someday, I’m going to see the Mona Lisa. And I, who is not a knowledgeable person in art, but can appreciate all things for their historical value (former history grad student here folks), will stand there and look at her funny smile and think, “My God, this is Amazing.”
Someday, I’m going to see the ruins at Machu Picchu in Peru. And I’m going to look at the ancient architecture, I’m going to wonder about the people who lived there, and I’m going to think, “My God, this is Amazing.”
|Machu Picchu in Peru|
But Today, I’m going to look out my backdoor into my yard and I’m going to see my little boy playing in his swing. And I’m going to see how he has gone from 7 lbs, to this big toddler who can walk, talk, run, wave, smile, hug, kiss, dance & feed himself. I’m going to stare at him in total wonder at the beautiful miracle that he is and I’m going to think, “My God, THIS is Amazing!”
Shelby Bukhenik says
Motherhood is truly an amazing feeling, all in one minute they can get you so angry yet so unbelievably happy!
I have sat by the Eiffel Tower and Tower of London and they are pretty amazing!!
Enjoy your amazing baby boy!
yes, this is!!
Avante Garde Parenting says
This gave me chills. What a great attitude to have!
Cecelia Winesap says
Lovely post! And so true!
I went to Rome, I stood in the Vatican and watched Pope John Paul II celebrate mass. I thought it was the most amazing sight! The joy, happiness, and sheer awe of the moment did not compare to motherhood. I love your post! Thank you!
there are so many places i want to go and see.
but right now.
right now, what is in front of my is amazing.
thanks for the reminder that it is ok to want both.
Awesome post! God knows I want to do a LOT of these things and then some, but I am also completely happy and content in the here and now. Nothing beats watching my daughter grow – then maybe someday, we can do all those things together as a family!
you're gonna make me cry!!!
When you go to Paris, can I come with?
It's going to be amazing the day I meet my LORD face to face!!
Of all the amazing things in the world, I can still just be amazed that I am raising little people. I loved this!
Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds says
Great post! I feel like seeing that last thing is so worthwhile that it makes all of the other stuff just extra.
The Frat Pack + Me says
That was so beautiful! I agree that watching our children grow and develop is amazing. And they grow so fast!
MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) says
Awesome post, Kate! I sure do miss travelling and eating and going and doing since the girls were born, but it's true that I have the most awesome, awe-inspiring, amazing adventures right in my own den. 🙂