This trip was unusual though. She was so big. She walked beside me and we talked the entire time. She helped me choose which color scarf to buy for Aunt ME and then asked if she could carry the bag around the mall. I offered for us to stop in Bath & Body Works and smell some candles. She was enthusiastic and an awesome candle smeller. Who knew that a four year old could have such superb candle choosing senses?
After we had our fill of candles, it was close to lunch time so I asked if she’d like to sit down to Chick Fil A with me. She excitedly agreed so we sat down to a lunch together where we spent some more time just talking.
And then, I had a moment.
I looked at this girl, who is growing so fast. And I thought about how this is the sort of stuff that you dream up when the ultrasound tech tells you, “it’s a girl!”
And then I thought about how not only am I living out that dream currently, but that now I know someday sooner than I could imagine I will be doing this sort of thing with TWO daughters, it just hit me and made me feel all of the feels. This is the good stuff. Right here. The nothing in particular, unplanned, lunch at CFA in the mall food court.
(Before you think this story is too perfect, we finished up lunch and she spilled her chocolate milk down the front of her coat because she was goofing around. #RealTalk)