Fall Leaves, Sandy Parks and the Love of Children

Despite runny noses and some difficult nights with sick kids this week, it was a wonderful week! I had the chance to spend a day with each of the kids alone and it was just so lovely to spend time with each child. Our time together was simple. Long walks to the park or in the woods. While my son was frolicking in the sand at the park, I exercised on the grass, my son laughing at some of my funny poses. As he giggled and played, I couldn’t help joining him on the slides and monkey bars. We even managed to see-saw as I figured out how to balance my weight against his. I felt like a kid again and it was so refreshing!

Beautiful Fall colors in Saint Lazare, Québec. Image courtesy of potentialdoctor.com

Beautiful Fall colors in Saint Lazare, Québec. Image courtesy of potentialdoctor.com

My walk in the woods with my daughter was met with the most magnificent array of autumn colors. The tall trees that had been so lush and green just a few weeks ago were now shedding their fiery red, orange leaves, creating a crunchy multi-colored path under our feet. The colossal clear blue sky provided a beautiful contrast to the autumn leaves and it was so nice to just clear my thoughts and pray. As my daughter turned around in her stroller every so often to face me with a beaming smile, I thought to myself, “This is my little girl, MY little girl. I don’t feel like I deserve you but yet here you are, a precious part of our family“.

As we climbed the stairs back up to the house, our little chatterbox Naomi turned to me and said “Mummy, I love ooo“. It just melted my heart. My son Caleb further encouraged my soul when he spontaneously said to me, “Mummy, I want you to be my doctor because when I’m sick, I just want you.

My kids make me feel so loved and cherished. It’s moments like these that erase all the strife of teething, tantrums, time-outs, leaky diapers or melt-downs. It’s all a part of parenthood and those special moments with the kids make it all worth it!

Our big boy Caleb having fun at the park

Our big boy Caleb having fun at the park

Our precious angels, Caleb and Naomi

Our precious angels, Caleb and Naomi

7 thoughts on “Fall Leaves, Sandy Parks and the Love of Children

  1. Wow! There’s a lot going on @ potentialdoctor.com! I always look forward to visiting the blog whenever I find time. So many amazing tips, great thought provoking ideas to help us tap our potential and stay abreast of current trends.

    Your charming children and your family’s support have gone a long way. And your grit and determination… well, if I may borrow a French saying: ça court pas les rues!

    What else can be asked of a a stellar future physician?

    Now, ahem, if you’ll excuse me, I have some catch-up to do:
    On to “Opening the Door to Greater Things”! 🙂

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    • Haha! Yes, I have been feeling very inspired to write lately! I feel like there is so much to write about! Thank you so much for your continued support of my blog. I really appreciate you taking the time to read and comment. It is a big encouragement to me! I hope all is well with you and your beautiful family! 🙂

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  2. That’s very kind of you Malaika! Often, I remind myself how fortunate I am.

    Your inspiration to articulate your thoughts is especially evident throughout your blog. I tell you there’s nothing more beautiful than the sharing of ideas. And when done with civility—even when people agree to disagree—it is especially a sight to behold.

    Enjoy the rest of your day!

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