I guess I’m probably not fooling anyone by rounding out my livebig365 Love Is Series by highlighting my unabashed love for my four children. Last night was my daughter Sasha. Tonight is my second son, (by 10 minutes), Dyl’s turn.

GRATITUDE TOP 10 (again, in no particular order):

  1.  I feel unbelievably happy and comfortable every single time I am with him.
  2. He has a tatoo on his arm (I honestly told him not to do it) that says Mom.
  3. He’s unflichingly honest, especially about himself.
  4. I have never met anyone more loyal, sometimes I have often believed to his own detriment, and he just looks at me when I state it out loud, and shakes his head.
  5. He gives me permission, sometimes with wry amusement, to be my authentic self.
  6. Before he was born, I had to go for monthly sonograms. Seb and Dyl were my first pregnancy, so I knew nothing. Every month I’d lie on the hospital bed, holding my mother’s hand, while we watched the nurses try to locate his heartbeat as he flipped around up and down, side to side, “Now where is he?” He’s still dong it his own way to this day.
  7. He gets me and loves me with a sweet ferocity anyway.
  8. He’s the quirkiest thinker I know and will one day, as a result of that edgy, unfathomable mind, create something that helps to transform the lives of others in unbelievably inspiring ways.
  9. Today, he invited me over for baked macaroni and cheese with pancetta. We all hung out and watched the Olympics; from Ping Pong to archery, and just had an awesome time.
  10. He’s got a hell of a lot of courage, that modestly rolls off of him in waves. It attracts people to him and he just humbly accepts everyone. He’s a gift in that way. And I’m just really energized and grateful to be a part of his life.

Huge hugs to you Dyl. I love you!

About livebig365

Join me as I dive in to the deep end of the pool and challenge myself to live big and love big. What does that mean? In 2012 , I accepted the invitation to push myself beyond my comfort zone, at least once a day, and engaged and responded to my life, or a given situation in my life, in a way that would normally scare the hell out of me. Why did I do it it? Because it was time time to begin, and I was ready! Each day brought a new revelation, lesson, challenge, encounter, a teaching moment, that revealed to me that living big and loving big are uniquely interconnected. Welcome 2013, the year of lovebig 365. Each post was an expression of love experienced, witnessed, inspired, manifested. It didn't always make sense in the moment, and yet its sheer mystery hopefully evoked a beautiful affirmation of life and all of its shimmery brightness; broken up, lovely to behold, tender and full of purpose. 2014, jagged, bumpy, disjointed posts. 2015, silence, and plenty of growth within that silence. Manifesting 2016: The creation of a gathering place for gratitude. Join in the wavering, audacious, unequivocal fun. 2017: Reflection 2018: POWER, MAGIC, TRANSFORMATION
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  1. Your beautiful writing is such a gift to your children, Susan!!! I love Dyl :-))


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