A Rainy Day

The Perfect Day: It rained today. So, we went to Barnes and Noble –just me and Baby. We looked at board books, read lots of them until we found the perfect one to take home. We sat in the cafe and watched it rain. I drank tea and shared little pieces of my blueberry scone, and she smiled with each bite. An old man came up to our table, smiled like my grandpa used to smile and said, “You’ve got quite a connection with that one, eh? I can see the love in both of your eyes.” And then he walked away. He didn’t see my tears, and I didn’t get a chance to tell him that what he just said was one of the nicest things anyone has ever told me.

It was raining hard when we left–we got wet in the parking lot, but it didn’t matter. Then, we went home and sat in front of the window and watched it rain. We snuggled on the couch and waited for the dogs to join us. It doesn’t get any better than This Day.


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  1. That’s a cute picture of Lainey! You and Carin are awesome photographers!!

  2. Ooooooh…bookstores on a rainy day! There’s nothing like it!

  3. mmm, that day sounds delish!

  4. What is it, 4, 5 posts into your blog? After skimming over the front page and reading these few posts, I’m officially addicted to your blog. 😀

  5. I know this is one of your first posts… but when I find a blog written by someone who intrigues me I like to go back to the beginning. :) This one put tears in my eyes. Once someone came up to me in a McDonalds & commended me for paying attention to my daughter while we ate- that most people they see in there stare at their phones and ignore their kids. It brought tears to my eyes then. I always want to be that invested in my girls- every moment. I wish it were easier to keep that perspective always.

  6. Love! It brought tears to my eyes, and reminded me of my mommy of one days and that sweet connection you will always have with your first born.

  7. I started following your blog very shortly after Nella was born. Just today had an urge to come back to the beginning and see how this blog started. Reading that man’s words brought tears to my eyes. As a mom I know just how meaningful that would be!

  8. I am new to your blog. I just pre-ordered your book! What a wonderful thing for a stranger to say.
    I am looking forward to reading your blog often.

  9. What fabulous thing for a stranger to say.

    I am new to your blog and am looking forward to reading it often.

    I have just pre-ordered your book. I can’t wait to get it!


  10. Such a week post. My husband and I plan to start TTC in January. I cannot wait to experience days like this with my own little ones.

    I’m new to your blog and I love it!

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