Rituals and Love

I picked up Juliana from school today, curious how she did with her jet lag and how she was feeling.  She did surprisingly well, although was a bit quieter and moved a little more slowly. She was definitely tired but made it to all her classes and appointments, after being up for 30+ hours straight.  I asked her if she wanted to take a nap, but she said she thought if she napped, she wouldn’t want to get up again.  I asked her if she wanted to go get a bubble tea, and her eyes sparkled and she woke up again. 

 We waited for Charlie and then drove across town for their favorite treat.  I love that she loves these and that I could spoil her. I’m trying to watch my calories so she ordered a large boba tea so I could have a sip or two. This was just right for me, as I got to share a drink with her and not have too much. 

 My mama drove up from Southern California to be with us this week and she arrived this afternoon, right before I picked up the kids. I was so happy that she got here safely, and that we got to spend the day together. I wanted her right by my side, doing everything together. We went to pick up the kids together, read magazines together, cooked dinner together, drove the kids to and from together, went to Target, ate dinner together and watched the end of the Warriors game together too. We laughed and joked and loved on each other and the kids and Jeff when he came home too. She is the most efficient, hardest worker I’ve ever known and I just admire her and all the love she has to give. I’m so thankful she’s here with us for a few days and that we can just BE, her and ME and the rest of the gang too, of course, doing whatever we do. 

  

Love this life. Love my family. Love my mama.

nAMaste

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