I have had a lot going on in my mind, in my life, in my soul - and I have sort of felt like I needed to hunker down with my family and really minimize or eliminate anything that was pulling my focus from where it needed to be.
Realistically, I will probably be more scarce than usual for another month or two. I will try not to be so absent, but I seriously doubt I will be back to my normal blogging schedule until the end of the summer.
This life I get to live?
I get to feel cool water on my skin and the warm sun on my bones.
I get to watch my children splash and play and learn to swim, getting braver and braver.
I get to take care of them when they are sick, and get them frozen yogurt when they don't want to eat anything else.
I get to watch Devlin teach Eve about intervals on the piano.
I get to help them learn to build things...
...and then watch as they become way better at it than I will ever be.
I get to see them learn to read, and help them build a love of books that will bring them enrichment and happiness for the rest of their lives, and then share my favorite books with them.
I get to do Iris's curly hair, every single day, and I never get over it.
I love them so much that I go visit them after they are asleep, every night, and I know they love me too, because they tell me and they show me.
I get to make my home a happy, beautiful place to be.
I get to hear, and make, music that makes my very soul vibrate.
I get to travel, and see parts of the country and the world that I love dearly, and I'm so lucky to live on this little blue planet.
I get to enjoy a relationship with my parents, and grandparents, and help my children build that too.
I get to continue to educate myself, and discover new passions, and prove myself wrong every day.
I get to eat delicious food, and drink delicious drinks.
I get to play games, or have animated conversations, and just sit on the couch with That Guy I Married, my best friend.
It's a good, good life, and I'm grateful for every bit of it.