|This has been a LOT of together time. |
I’ve always been a bit of a homebody and my family are my favorite people in the world and there’s no one that I would rather spend the day with. But after six weeks of 24/7 contact, I reallllyyyy started looking forward to my weekly grocery pickups. Those thirty precious minutes of “me time” were downright therapeutic and just what I needed. That, and the occasional bubble bath with chocolate and a good book. (I’m currently reading: Valley of Promises- Matanuska Series #1)
These last two months have been a roller coaster of emotions and filled with so much worry and doubt and disappointments. Everything from wondering if it’s safe to get the mail to telling the kids that “no, you still can’t play with your friends.” It’s been a canceled birthday party and not getting to hold my new niece.
… but at least we’re safe. At least we’re healthy. At least we have a roof over our heads and food on our plates. This could have been so much worse. And I’m so thankful it wasn’t.
I’ve realized that I needed this slowdown. I needed to turn off the distractions and cherish this season with my family. My oldest turned 10 and he’s halfway to adulthood. He’s quickly leaving childhood behind but amazingly still wants to be tucked in and kissed goodnight. That won’t last much longer, so I need to soak up every moment. Meanwhile, my girls have this beautiful bond unfolding and pretend they are mermaids during bath time and put on ice skating shows by sliding across the living room floor.
Who knew there was such beauty in ordinary moments? We often get so busy in the doing that we forget to take time for the simple things. Last night we played Old Maid while eating ice cream and it was 10x better than any tv show or a shopping trip. (Clara did sneak half a jar of sprinkles and was hyper for hours- could have done without that part)
I’m so excited to get back into the studio and see all my wonderful clients again, but I’m not going to forget the lessons I’ve learned over these past six weeks:
Embrace the quiet moments.
Recognize the beauty of the ordinary.
Memories are priceless.
And family is everything.
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