Letting Go

Letting go has become a common theme for mid-August. Children dash off to school, some to college, and life settles back into a simplified and completely predictable routine.

There is another type of “letting go” that is just as transformative, just as heart-warming, just as amazing as sending a child off to be educated in the school system. I am speaking of the peace and happiness that comes from letting go of preconceived fears, of wildly worrisome expectations and just being free to enjoy life.

My daughter and I experienced this freedom over the weekend, and it still brings a smile to my face when I recall how we were simply present in the moment. Take a look:

Armed with a helmet and cute new shoes, Danger was ready to ride her tricycle on the bike trail with all the “big people.” No fear! No hesitation!

Only smiles πŸ™‚

Of course, another important component of letting go is testing the waters. Danger ran circles around the splash fountain, and even got me to put down the camera and jump in with her! My husband had the wisdom to pack a change of clothes for Danger, but I just had to let myself air-dry. Fun in the sun with my adorable child was well worth the dampness that I encountered.

Soaked but so so happy!

And of course, I had to get in on the picture, too! πŸ˜€ Aren’t we such silly girls?!

It’s somewhat freeing to be without sometimes. Without a phone. Without the internet. Without a car. Without money. We managed to have a blast anyway!

What did you do this past weekend?

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10 Responses to Letting Go

  1. Katherine G says:

    Looks like you two prettu ladies had a great time. I absolutely love those moments where you stop worrying and have fun. I love these pictures!!! Its awesome that you caught the moment.

  2. Awwww you all look like you had a great time. I need to invest in a better camera so I won’t miss any moments like these.

  3. Lindsay says:

    That looks like an awesome day and a very happy little girl!

  4. Kimber says:

    My four-year old recently conquered his fear of riding his bike down a hill– that was a fun moment! Now he is going to participate in a soapbox derby. I was a nervous momma the first time he practiced “driving” his “racecar,” as he calls it. It’s fun to see their happiness when they accomplish something! πŸ™‚ Cute pictures! We need to find a local splash fountain.

    • Wow! I don’t think I could watch my daughter ride downhill just yet πŸ™‚ That is so cool that your boy is so brave! I agree about the accomplishment joy – I feel it too. I hope you find a local fountain! They are so much fun.

  5. Oh, the letting go..so hard!

    PS I know where the bike shop is, but where is that fountain? My girls would love it.

    • The fountain is right by the store! As you’re turning into the parking area by the bike shop / trail, it’s on the left. Some of the cyclists use it to cool off after a long ride, but it’s mostly empty and the perfect place to sit with a book while the children splash πŸ™‚

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