What Keeps Me Going

Fridays on this space are dedicated to sharing what keeps me going... A moment, a photo, an event or a memory that stands out against whatever might have gone wrong or felt dark in the last seven days.

I feel like I can never say enough about how much I love watching Addie connect with beloved people in my life. Last weekend we took her to Indianapolis for Easter and to celebrate her birthday with my family. Saturday we went to The Children's Museum of Indianapolis (first time for Addie and it had been years since I paid a visit) for a bit o' fun.

It's always nerve-wracking whenever you take your child to a new destination... museum, theme park, what have you. What if they hate it? What if you spend all this time/effort/money planning the event and they are miserable, don't have any fun and make you wish you just stayed home? Sometimes that is certainly the case, but when you find success, man is it sweet!

Thankfully, this outing can go on the list of triumphs. Addie loved it and I have to say, all us grown-ups had a good time too. My favorite part of all was seeing her play at the exhibits with my mom & dad. The joy she brings to their lives is so apparent in their eyes and faces... makes me want to have more kids. And oh, how she loves them right back!

The Chihuly glass exhibit was easily my second favorite part of the trip. If you get the chance, go check it out. Amazing!

Addie thought so too...

But the real prize of the weekend was watching my girl hunt for eggs with her Pepere. I tell you, it's enough to make this ball of hormones nearly break down.

What a weekend of memories we created. Definitely enough to keep me going for quite a while... or at least until the next Indy trip.
I would love it if you joined me in sharing what keeps you going! Leave a comment to let me know you're participating and each week, I will include a list of everyone who is playing along.

**Special thanks to my dear friends Jenn over at Raising a Kid & Lee, my sister Kate who can be found here and here, and also to my dad for the inspiration you shared last week. Love to you all!!!


Dennis said...

You just blogged about what kept me going this week. Thanks so much!

Auntie Em said...

Easter and my first communion kept me going this week... reminds me why we are here and how much I am loved.

Katie said...

Technical difficulty has delayed my post but alas - what kept me going this week (last week!)...

Easter Sunday was an amazing day for us. After the morning excitement over tracks left behind by the Easter bunny, it was off to church with my parents. Jake enjoyed the service so much that after every song he would clap and yell "more more". Later in the afternoon the entire family got together to celebrate April birthdays and cheer on the kids in their first outdoor easter egg hunt
(the weather was amazing).

The day was definitely filled with more than enough love and joy to keep me going throughout the week!

sara said...

I think for those who celebrate Easter and all the depth that it is, that one day keeps us going all year round. I'm so glad it resonated with all of you in similar ways that it did for me. He is risen!!!

Kate said...

My week (and weekend) was so crazy that it has taken me until now (Monday) to weigh in. Not only was it our joyous Easter morning that kept me going, but an extra special Easter miracle that I had the privilage of witnessing. While at my in-laws' on Easter evening, Seth and I got to watch a brand new baby calf being born! It was not Seth's first time (he's got some crazy stories about his up-close and personal experiences with cattle husbandry) but for me it was miraculous! To watch that baby fall on the ground, to see his mama licking him clean, and to see him work so hard to get his spindly little legs under him for the first time was absolutely magical. :-)

Whirliegig said...

I so cannot wait for Chihuly to come to Nashville! Lovely images, as always!!

sara said...

Isn't his stuff incredible? I swear I could look at it for hours and never get bored. One of these days I'll make it out to the Bellagio for a view of that incredible ceiling!