she came in the kitchen, I lifted her up and held her tight, then I began spinning around and around with her.
her eyes kept catching mine, then she'd look up and off to the side, her beaming smile pierced my heart.
she giggled and giggled and giggled some more.
I just stared at her face, sure to catch those eyes each time they returned to mine.
we'd take a break, I was saying "whoa, I'm dizzy" and she was saying "again, again" ... and so, we'd do it again.
I don't have a photo of this experience, and as everyone knows I am a photo girl - I love having photos to go along with any activities, regardless how boring they may be to others, but I do not have a photo of this.
this moment between just Zoey and I. while she is still little enough to be scooped up and cuddled tight close to me. it's one of those moments where you just want to take it all in and hold it close. this is why I'm writing it down.
some day Zoey will be too big to be picked up, too big to be spun around - we will connect in different ways, and different things will bring on those giggles and that beaming smile.
but for today, I will treasure our spinning fun.