We were at the park recently and there were a lot of children who were at least 3 years older than Evie, but she wanted to do everything they were doing. At one point Evie started to climb up this one item in the park. She’s never tried this before. Usually she just wants to sit on the bottom and be spun around. This time though after she saw another child climb up a few of the ropes, she wanted to try. Jason and I have always let Evie attempt things. This is part of why she figured out how to go up and down the stairs so early. We don’t want to be the ones holding her back. So up she went… one rope after the other she climbed up. Soon enough she was all the way to the top. A few of the other parents at the park took notice and were asking how old she was, and commenting on how we were brave to let her try.
We know Evie is going to fail at times, but we want her to know that that is okay too. She has fallen off of her tricycle, and had many other moments where success just was not going to happen. This moment though, she did it. Sure it freaked me out a bit to see my little two year old up so high, but I had to have confidence in her. We want Evie to know that we will also always be there for her and support her. As she was climbing Jason and I were right there ready if needed. Jason even climbed up a bit too so that he could be closer if needed.
This little girl never stops amazing us. I have so many hopes for her and her future. I really hope that the determination, and courage continue as she gets older. I hope she has fears, but that she is always willing to try and face them head on. I want her to try, and fail, but to also to try, and succeed at things. I hope her love for others, and pure joy is always a part of who she is. I hope that she is always feisty, and full of spunk. I hope that she is always quick to offer a hug, and to say she is sorry. I hope that her wild imagination keeps going strong.
The list just goes on and on. Watching someone grow up is so incredible. I look forward to the future so much, but I also don’t want her to grow up just yet.
Do you ever think about the future, and what your child will be like?