CELEBRATE This Week LXXXIX (89)
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My one goal for the summer is making all of the difference. It’s made me slow down, reminding me of my One Little Word for the year — unhurried. I’ve held their hands in the car and walking to the skate park. I’ve held their hands in the grocery store and on the couch. I’ve held their hands saying goodnight and good morning.
I’ve thought about what it means to hold their hands in the figurative sense. So I’ve taken an extra breath and listened more. I’ve ran upstairs for them to grab a forgotten item. I’ve taken them to the library two extra times.
The most remarkable thing has happened.
They’ve started holding my hand first.
And I’m reminded of the truth that allows me to believe that just maybe I can be the momma they need. Children need fans. They need people to invest in them. They need to know they’re capable and loved and worthy of someone’s time.
|This is the perfect anniversary memory.|
This conversation from earlier today.
Jay: Wait a minute! Aren’t you guys going to go to do something for your anniversary?
Me: We’re hanging out with you guys. Swimming in the rain, riding the boat, eating cake before dinner.
Jay: No, I mean aren’t you going to do something just for you guys?
Andy: And miss tubing with you?
Me: And miss the jokes and the fun on the dock?
Jay: You don’t wanna go do something grown-up fun?