Today is one of those days... One of those days that I have been relishing family and family time. I have had the urge (practical or not) to just run away with my family, to cherish every second.
Watching my kids grow before my eyes, missing family members who have moved away and mourning those who have past has left me craving time to hold my kids and savor every second of family time we are given.
God has given me the gift of family.There are many facets of my family. First there is my immediate family.
Then comes my mom and sister's family. A mother just can't be replaced. As a mom now I am catching a glimpse of how deep a mother's love is. I now understand the reason for the rules that drove me nuts as a kid. It is a blessing to see my children love her as I have.
Today was one of those days... One of those days of playing outside with cousins from near and far. Catching up with an Aunt and Uncle, laughing with my kids, loving my husband, and cherishing every moment of spring. It was a perfect afternoon. If I closed my eyes for just a moment I could pretend that this time would never end. Hearing the laughter blow in the breeze, the sound of basketballs bouncing, the squeaking of bicycle tires grinding... life like this could go on forever and ever and...
Nope, there is an annoying thing like reality lurking in the background. Time with out-of-town family has to be cut short, basketballs have to stop bouncing so my car could leave and the laughter turned to "get out of the way of the car kids!" so that I can leave for a meeting that may or may not have been 99.9% pointless. Today is one of those days (like most for me) when 'organization' seemed to be 100% useless and contrite.