Soul Sighs

Soul Sighs

  Home is... Home is more than a building. More than a house in which we hold breakfasts and dinners every day. More than a place where the kids visit after school. More than a place where we all sleep at night, shower in the morning, and store our toothbrushes. Home is where the morning cuddles happen. It's the space behind my knees where my daughter curls up when we sit together on the couch. It's the Friday night dance parties, silly giggles, and the Candy Land games in the kitchen. Home fills up our essential being, our core. It is fed and nurtured through regular acts of kindness. Home is where your soul sighs upon returning. It is where you do the "comfy dance" after changing into your pajamas after work. Home is the soil between our roots. It is what gets scooped up whenever we are plucked and replanted. We bring our home with us wherever we travel. Wherever we move. It is warmth. It is love. More good stuff from my friends "How fast and seamlessly life changes. We...
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Beautiful Chaos

Beautiful Chaos

Beautiful chaos. That's what this is. Motherhood. Fatherhood. Parenting. Messy and exhausting it's not Supposed to be orderly. It's not supposed to make sense. We establish routines for normalcy So the children know what to expect But in the end And we all follow the routines like a religion. Bath, books, bed, breakfast, drop off, work, pick up, dinner. Bath, books, bed and so on until Years feel like minutes and Memories of their tiny voices fade. Our current reality always replaces what was. Daily monotony is broken by Giggles unleashed after  a tickle spider attack, Insightful conversations in the car, and other Tiny moments that aren't marked by holidays on the calendar. These special moments are the ones you treasure the most because of their unexpectedness. It's being silly in public because it makes your kids laugh. It's working through exhaustion because there's no other choice. It's messy, tiring, but it's life. We are rewarded with sleepy morning cuddles and bedtime stories that only last for a limited time only, folks. "Get yours now!" while the gettin's good. Today was crazy and tomorrow will be...
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