Before the rush..

Yes it has been a very long time since I’ve sat here to write. My focus has been on a project two years in the making, and yesterday I mailed my certification package away. I hope to hear news in a few months. But as I worked on that,  life still went along. Kids in school, laundry, snow outside, playdates and visits with friends, family, sports and all of the things that fill our day. So much to share, but so little time in the day. Inspiration came to me today as I felt I wanted to write this:

Before the Rush.

I sit here now and all is quiet

but I know well enough it won’t last.

The day will begin be it warm or cold

and my little ones will wake with adventure to behold.

 

What will be in store for them today?

What will come for me today?

I think of all the things we need to do

I wonder what mischief and joys we’ll get into.

 

How many toys and dishes will I clean up,

How many loads of clothes,

but more importantly

How many hugs and kisses and tickle of toes?

 

My mind wanders off to a place up ahead

To the future of life for my children.

Where my grand-kids run and play

and listen eagerly to hear what I have to say.

 

Our world is forever changing,

Life brings us challenges

I hope that my kids can learn and grow

as their experiences teach them all they need to know.

 

Lessons can come in profound moments

taking your breath away,

or they can be simple and kind

reminding you the joys in life you can find.

 

Before the rush of the day begins

I take a moment to quietly listen

What is my heart saying to me?

That today is a blessing, if only I’ll just let it be.

 

Here…. Catch This!!

I’d like to say life is like a walk in the park… strolling along, people coming and going, things to see and do…

But I think a better analogy is…. Life is like a game of Dodgeball.

Like it’s saying….. Here see if you can catch THIS!!!!

Some balls are big, some balls are small, some of them you can see coming and dodge them all together.

Some balls come out of nowhere and knock you down, till a friend can help you get back into the game.

Some balls you can catch. The small ones you whip back as soon as you catch them. The bigger ones you need to have a better plan to catch them and then you have to take the time to deal with where to send them.  I’m just glad they are balls and not wrenches…. but then like the line from the movie…..”If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball”   so….. I don’t know….hmmmm   🙂

When I look around at my friends and family who have dealt with loss, sickness, hurt, and other challenges, I feel like my game of Dodgeball is very very mild, but it’s also my game for me to deal with as is everyone else game. We all have our own challenges.

Yes life is tough some days and it doesn’t always go the way you plan. There have been days when life is like a walk in the park, but then it seems one of my children brings me back into the game of Dodgeball,  to keep me lean and limber (HA I wish.lol) More like to remind me to be humble and that life takes hard work.

I do think it’s time for a little Timeout though, a holiday away to rejuvenate sore bodies, and I’m not going to be ashamed if all we do is sleep for two full days and not get up till noon. Dodgeball is tiring…

A Decade

Ten years, a decade in time, only 1 tenth of a century, but yes it is still something worth celebrating. Ten years ago I wed the love of my life and started an adventure of a lifetime. Over the years we have shared many beautiful memories, gone through challenges, shared hopes dreams, goals, given life to three wonderful children, and many, many other adventures. And through it all we have stood by each other. He was always by my side giving me loving support and I am happy to return the same to him. We have each changed and grown so much in the years and yet deep down he is still the same sweet boy I chased after. Always loving, accepting, forgiving and generous. A wonderful way to spend a decade I think.

I look around at our home and at our kids and even at myself and see how the years have passed. My kids are older, in school, walking, riding bikes, getting older and growing up. Our house had been renovated a bit to accommodate our growing family and after ten years it finally feels like OUR home. I see time in myself,  fine lines and weight in places it was not ten years ago. My body is different after the birth of our beautiful children and my loving husband still appreciates me. Yes time has gone by, but the amazing thing is when I look at him, when I look at us, I still see the same two young kids in love. The same ones who stood together on that day with all the hopes and dreams of a happy life together. They were meant for each other, they found each other, and they couldn’t wait to start their lives together as husband and wife. And today after all the years and things we’ve been through I still feel the same. Excited to start my life together, to see what is next for us, to witness love grow stronger for each other and our children.

Yes the years have gone by, but like a sappy card, my love still remains and it is stronger then ever. It really is true. huh WOW. I am honestly looking forward to the next 10 years, to see what the next decade has in store…… A graduate, a teenager and maybe a deck and new garage by then ; )  Hey a women’s allowed to dream right? LOL  All jesting aside, I could not have asked for more. I am very fortunate and look back on the last ten years with great fondness.

Happy 10th Anniversary BAY!