9.11.2010

laid back friday

The oddest thing happened yesterday.

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We had nothing planned.  No obligations.  No agenda.  Nothing to do.

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So, we did lots.

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How amazing is it to have some time to follow our passing inspirations.  To finally get at that so simple yet so hard to find time for project.

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To be able to take the time to follow through, finish up, and move on naturally without an eye on the clock. 

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How magical it is to be able to observe my children in the backyard close up, without having a screen between us while I make supper and get done the fifty thousand things to do that day.

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How blessed I am that they still want me in their world, close up, nose to nose.  They want me right there with them, watching, cheering and commiserating.  I know sometime in the future they will still need me, but our closeness will become more complicated, with growing areas of their lives I will not longer be welcome to observe closely.  For now, often, it is enough to bask in their naked desire to connect with me.  

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Yesterday I did not get anything done on my list.  But, I didn't add anything either.  A good enough reason for a celebration.

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(Swordplay thanks to the brilliant Lindsey Boardman of Filth Wizardry.)

4 comments:

  1. Don't you just love days like that... They don't happen often enough... But are more precious for their rarity.

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  2. We love these days also, and we just made some of the same types of swords!

    Such a small world :)

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing these words! They're beautiful (your words and your children).

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