Tuesday, 18 June 2013

A quick update and meaningful words (by others).

Gosh I don't know where to start. Well for starters my sweetest of sweet little nephew came into this world just one week ago. Robert August. Big name. Little teeny tiny boy, tinier than both of my babies have ever been. And my sister a mama. Wow. Listen to him, Lamb, because I'm sure he has a lot to tell you. Listen to all of it, write it down when you can, and sleep the rest of the time. And don't waste precious energy on trying to figure him out. He'll tell you, in his way. Just listen.

My mama advice :) 

And two more pieces of meaningful writing that have truly resonated with me this past week. You know how sometimes the right piece of writing lands in your lap at just the right time? And it seems like it's meant solely for you? This.

"In the end, three things that will matter greatly are how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you."  -from the instagram feed of @caseyleighwiegand


“Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.” ― poem by Mary Jean Irion, as seen on A Cup of Jo

One speaks to the longing I have for a house, and how I'm thinking of one house in particular that we fell absolutely in love with but it's just out of our reach. I have to let it go and I haven't been ready to yet. And the other reflects on appreciating the tedium of our daily lives. Our daily lives right now. Appreciate the early morning Maaaaaaammmmmaaaa! Come get me! Appreciate the happy baby grabbing for everything as we walk through the house, her on my right hip with her chubby arm casually propped on my shoulder, one unit her and I. Appreciate unloading the dishwasher in spurts while I tend to the more pressing needs of my family. Choosing to sidestep the voice that whispers when in darker moments. When we have a house. When they'll go to sleep a little easier. When I get more free time.

This is now, and I love now.

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