This evening after we finished dinner, the girls had gone to go play and I went to light the jack-o-lanterns. It was a beautiful, peaceful evening and the sun was just beginning to set. No sooner did I light the first candle when Emma showed up by my side. Her little hand gently tugged at my shirt and she said: "pretty, mama!" A moment later, Grace appeared. Their eyes grew wide with wonder as they watched me light the candle inside of each jack-o-lantern. It was a fabulous moment. One that I will indeed treasure forever.
I so wish I had tried the sunset setting first!
On this holiday and always, may the magic and wonder of childhood be a blessing to all of us!