Have you ever caught yourself getting butterflies when you stare into someone's eyes? I remember how awesome that feeling was when my husband and I first met. Over time, our love has grown into something bigger. But, just recently, I experienced that new butterfly feeling again...for someone else.
They were for my daughter, Claire.
You see, she is getting to the stage where she can begin to recognize us more. And, because we spend a lot of time together, we lock eyes a lot. I catch myself gazing and just like that...the butterflies appear. I fall deep into those baby blues and think about what our lives will be like in the years to come. What her life will bring. Her dreams and aspirations.
I'm so in love with this little person. I could stare into her eyes forever.
I wrote about this in my post The Best Day of My Life. My purpose in life has been fulfilled through her and she makes me want to be a better person each day because of it. I've never loved deeper. It's an unexplainable feeling in a lot of ways but an awesome one.
I remind myself to cherish these stare gazing moments because lord knows that as she gets older our gazes will become less. Hopefully not, but it's likely. And, hopefully we create a new way to connect. A special connection that only we will share.
She is my happy, day in and day out.