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Sitting here in the Kohl’s parking lot, sweet baby snuggled in my arms, sweet not-so-baby dozing on the backseat after a fun-filled day at kindergarten. I remember when these sorts of things used to bother me, make me antsy…there are things to do and places to go and I can’t sit here wasting time… And I know that at home there is laundry sitting in both the washer and the dryer. The floor is so dusty you absolutely have to wear shoes so you don’t get hobbit feet. A zillion thank you notes wait to be written, and dinner needs to be cooked. Not to mention that we haven’t even begun the errand we came here for…

And yet sitting here I find myself…. content. I’m listening to the wind and the chirping birds, cuddling lovely little Lila against me where she fell asleep nursing. I hear Olive sighing in her sleep and her face looks so peaceful… not to mention the empty cup beside me with the dregs of pumpkin milkshake in it. There’s time. There’s space. It will all get done – maybe not today, but that’s okay.

I find myself smiling as I gaze out the window, and when I look down at Lila… she’s smiling, too.

*written as part of Just Write, my friend Heather’s freewriting link-up. Join in & read some of the other posts here.

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10 thoughts on “just write

  1. It’s a beautiful thing to realize and cherish those moments while they are still young. I feel like im just settling down and I have one in college. At least I learned before they both are in college.
    Beautiful girls, love the photos.

  2. I enjoy your writings, and remember these same feelings…still do at times, and I think to myself…there is a season for all things…though the most important things in life aren’t truely things…but people ~ family, and those whose paths we cross in the process of our journey while we are here.
    You have a beautiful way with words : )
    Your girls are beautiful, and I love that you know just how important they are ~ God’s Blessings to you and your family

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