Tuesday, March 29, 2011

ordinary moments

Suddenly it has hit me that perhaps I do not even fully realize that these are the sweetest days of my life...the little guy reawakens this, stomping through puddles, delighting in squishing the mud...wow, this really is perfect! Forget the dirt, the laundry,the never ending piles of shoes at the door. Every time my teenaged daughter chews my ear off about some seemingly trivial rant on her friends or her make up, I must remember to pause. Breathe it in. Each time my 9 year old shares the latest absurdities of  freeze tag or Batman I breathe.
This is it baby. As sweet as it gets. I may feel like I am accomplishing very little(yeah I do often feel that), yet actually the world is right here at home. For as we navigate the daily ups and downs in this little space we call home, we are forever guiding the next generation on their path. So skinned knees, chocolate chip cookies and after dinner strolls suddenly seem absolutely divine! It is these ordinary moments we must embrace... 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

quiet moments

Writing has always been like a salve or feel better tonic. It is hard to claim any quiet moments these days though. Writing seems like a ''nearly forbidden fruit'' ...I long for the moments to put down on paper(or onscreen) my ponderings,ramblings and soul whispers. Lately I am quite envious of my 13 year old's time she carves to write. She is quite the gifted wordsmith and is faithful to her daily writing jaunts! At this moment I am contorted as I attempt to type with one hand as I hold a sweet toddler in another...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patty's Day

Every year mom would cook corned beef and cabbage and her famous Irish soda bread. This year the house smells so yummy and we are all in green, yet dear mom is watching us from the green meadows above. How much I am missing her.

Monday, March 14, 2011


It is hard to imagine myself creating this space while so many lives are suffering from the crisis in Japan. As I sit here, savoring these quiet moments, I reflect on the blessings in each ordinary day. I pause to send a prayer across the miles...