There are moments in life that take your breath away. If you’re like me, those moments usually involve something beautiful I observe in nature or poignant words I read. This morning, Isabelle took my breath away with something seemingly small she agreed to do for me.
The two of us are away for a couple of nights at a local hotel to celebrate her upcoming birthday. This trip is supposed to be all about her. So, I was hesitant to ask Isabelle if she’d be willing to go to the gym with me so I could do my PT regimen at the hotel. But I asked. And she said yes!
I set Isabelle up in the gym’s lobby, which is nearby to where I am exercising, so I can keep an eye on her. I gave her my iPad with YouTube Kids on guided access. And then I walked away. I did squats on a Bosu, lunges, balancing on one foot, and step-overs. Now I’m on the recumbent bike — typing this — with a few stretches left once I’m off. And Isabelle hasn’t whined about being here once, which is completely out of character for her! My foot, and my heart, are grateful that she understood the importance of Mommy doing her PT today.
Early wishes for a happy new year to all of the Slicers reading this post!