I get by with a little help from my friends.
I was so happy to have had help today building Christian’s new bed.
Remind me the next time I shop at IKEA for a good deal, that it takes a full day+ to assemble and build their products! Ugh. At least we spent the day together. It’s all good.
Today I am thankful for all the women in my life. I love the men too. It’s just the women that give me energy.
I started off my day with coffee and chatting with a group of women who gathered to share parenting stories. I learned so much from them and didn’t want the hour to end. There is power when women gather, acknowledge one another, and lift each other up. The art of communication and sharing is a gift to each of us.
I spent the afternoon with a dear friend who recently had surgery. Usually she is working and we don’t have as much time to share. Today I was oddly thankful that we are both injured and had time to recover, together. Our routines have been shaken up. I don’t want us to have to experience pain, but somehow there was a joy in this new space and knowing that we are growing old together. We understand each other. It’s ok to be in pain. It’s ok to not be able to do what we usually do, and we’re doing it together.
I came home to rest for awhile before picking up kids, and had a conversation with my mama. She’s fighting a nasty cold and has a cast on her broken hand. She didn’t even know she had two broken bones and carried on for a week before going in for x-rays. She’s my hero. When you’re a mama, you still have work to do, even with a cough and swollen hand. You just keep doing your best and try to rest, and you patiently wait to feel normal again. I was thankful that she understands me and I understand her. I loved sharing a virtual cup of tea together over the phone.
I got to talk with both my sisters today too. Even though we don’t live close to each other, knowing how they’re doing and hearing about their loves and challenges and sharing our joys and struggles makes me feel connected and loved. I love these two souls and am so thankful my mama gave me sisters.
There were emails and texts and phone calls today that made me smile. The power of women. The power of connection. The power of taking care of each other. The power of listening to one another and being a witness to this wonderful, chaotic, crazy life and navigating it together.
Be love. Be loving. BeLoveRs.
xo with gratitude for being wonderful you xo