A quick snapshot of how this picture came to be.
We decided to camp in Erie and go to the beach and Waldamere.
So, I packed up an entire Friday, because a boot and a baby is quite the obstacle for packing quick.
We got 2 miles down the road, to grab food and get on the highway quick. Steven realized at the exact moment we stopped, our alternator went out. So, he found a way to jump the car, to get us back home. Took the motorcycle to grab an alternator. Changed it in our road, because the camper was attached to the back. And we went on our way, thankful we didn't die on the highway.
We got to Erie at 12 am.
We woke up, beached and went to the amusement park.
Steven realized he was not mentally prepared, lol. So we came back home after only 24 hours.
Somehow, I asked Maggie for a makeover when we woke up the next day. This resulted in 2 straight hours of her expressing her excitement, gratitude, life plans in general. She was jacked.
The simplest yes, I have noticed, can have the largest impact. Every. Single. Time.
She truly connects. Some das, he is my hardest to find my groove with. We are so similar, it makes us feel so different some days.
Plus, every time, she puts a shade of lipstick on me that I would never wear. Only to find out I like it. Win, win.
The best part about this... I didn't even remember this story from a week ago, until I flipped thru this picture. I didn't remember the obstacles we faced to get there. I didn't remember the arguments of kids all day. I didn't remember anything but the joy of Maggie, and her face lighting up when I asked her to do my makeup. But all of that joy, would've been much harder to come by, if we didn't have a rough time that weekend.
I forget how the mere act of engaging with her on her own turf, brings her to life. And the rough days she and I have, make these moments so, so sweet.