My kids were all home for supper tonight. It wasn’t a planned event but I am so very thankful for the time with them. As we approach a new season as a family, I will take that time when it’s just the 5 of us as often as I can. It’s not that I don’t enjoy their ‘friends’ as we call them at our house, I just know it warms my mom heart to have the 5 of us together once in a while.
It was great to hear them laugh together and tell stories of their weekend adventures.
After the kids returned to The City, I got a text message from my youngest daughter asking if I though it would be a bad idea to take a walk with a friend.
‘Why’ I asked her, ‘would it be a bad idea to take a walk?’
‘Well I have stuff I could do for class on Tuesday.’
‘Nope. Take the walk. It’s a gorgeous evening! Stuff will wait.’
‘You are right. Thank you.’
It made me smile. I’m not trading this life in for anything. Just sayin’.
9 thoughts on “Ordinary Days”
There are times like these when I really love texting. Little check-ins like this probably wouldn’t happen any other way.
When people say they don’t text, I give them the crazy eyes. I like texting a lot! It let’s us connect in a way that we wouldn’t be able to otherwise. Our family group message is hilarious!
I am all about getting stuff finished. The advice you gave your daughter was perfect. I hope when/if I’m ever asked the same thing, I will remember to invite him to choose to seize the moment over stuff. Lovely
Spending time outdoor, going for a walk on a gorgeous night with a friend is something that you don’t set aside. A time lost can never be gained back.
Especially since this is their last semester of college and they will be going separate ways after graduation.
Just the perfect thought from you. Other things can wait. And they will remember this one night when their paths cross again.
Being a mom is the best job there is!
I love this post. It’s rare that my family gets together anymore, but when everyone is home, it’s the happiest of times.
Your post gives me hope for the future… I have so much fear of the empty nest, but as my second gets ready to go off to college, I also know that it’s just a new, equally beautiful phase in our relationship!
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