Dear, Reader. It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? My absence has not been due to lack of material, I assure you. It could best be attributed to equal parts contented laziness and schizophrenic bewilderment.
I remember writing my last post – I was blissfully post-run, but also blissfully ignorant about the state of my future. We were getting ready to move into a new house in a new town, all of us … together. I could not anticipate the incredible difficulty and joy about to come my way. I could have written so very much, like about any of the following:
-first race report!!!
-moving for those who hate change
-learning to be soccer mom
-pre-adolescent dating protocol
-pre-adolescent anything protocol
-why the world stops for soccer season (alternately titled “Yes, we are eating cereal for supper again. Do we have a problem with this?”)
-acts of friendship
-power of silence
You get my drift. While I try to embrace the journey of each day, I don’t always succeed, and I seem to have better luck doing this when the outcome is positive. Fall has been full, and the deeper I get into this parenting business the more I recognize the responsibility I have to reconcile all pieces of myself, both for myself and my family. In that spirit, I am back.
Regardless of what you celebrate this week, I hope you all take a moment to recognize your own journeys. I have so many tangible things to be thankful for (health, home, warmth, food), but the knowledge that I am a work-in-progress, that my journey continues, sustains me today.
2 thoughts on “With Thanks”
Your first car trip pic is hilarious! i would anticipate no other style of packing than just that for you! Love you and am thankful for you!
Bella would be an interesting topic as well to add to that list. 🙂