this moment::preschool graduation & keeping it real No. 1

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Friday ritual. A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. 

~joining Soule Mama

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Keeping it Real No. 1
In simplicity there is truth. – River Phoenix
~wax~
~ publishing an essay at Mamalode

~ watching the middle girl graduate preschool
~ front door left open; weather so bad our Great Dane/Lab won’t escape, won’t run away
~ saving $700 on insurance by switching, for reals
~ attending the oldest’s writer’s showcase
~ thanks to the best sort of friend, an entire day devoted to ink on paper, fingertips on keyboard
~wane~
~ cold, grey rain and wind masking the entire idea of Spring
~ realizing the middle girl is no longer a baby and wishing time would just. slow. down.
~ accepting a flight to the east coast for a fourteen year college reunion in New Hampshire is not going to happen; same old story of time and money and money and time
~ watching our daughters missing grandparents; so much life celebration lately that the spot inside made from miles and miles between our tiny island and our families feels huge
~fuzzy caterpillars so thick in our travels it’s hard to scrape these colorful, privately confiscated pets from pockets
~joining ink + chai for Keeping it Real

11 Comments

  • Tracey says:

    They do grow up so fast!
    I saved a lot of money on homeowners insurance too, just in time for hurricane season. At least I can breathe a little better and my 'stuff' is covered.
    I am sorry about your reunion and missing grandparents, I do understand.

  • Hi there,

    I'm glad to find your blog.

    I love that River Phoenix quote…so wise for his age.

    Now I must read…I want to read your essay and find out who ink & chai are they sound interesting.

    Have a fruitful day
    Deb

  • swanski says:

    Time flies once they are in preschool. Sorry about not being able to attend the reunion…maybe next year??

  • they do grow so fast. sometimes i think they grow overnight and i fear i may become that crazy obsessive mom that checks each morning.

  • Monica says:

    “an entire day devoted to ink on paper, fingertips on keyboard”

    oh i love the sound of that!

    we're back with grandparents, it IS a gap when we're not.

  • great, great post.
    You and I are so much alike in holding onto every single moment of our kid's little years.
    It does give me some solace knowing that I am really present with all of it. We can't change the nature of life, so might as well roll with it.
    XO
    C

  • great, great post.
    You and I are so much alike in holding onto every single moment of our kid's little years.
    It does give me some solace knowing that I am really present with all of it. We can't change the nature of life, so might as well roll with it.
    XO
    C

  • Such a long list! It's so great to see such lists, it feels to me you are really alive and that's so good! Ink on paper… amen to that! Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

  • foxysue says:

    Thanks for visiting my post, my children are grown and left the nest now, but I remember wishing the youngest boy wouldn't grow too quickly so he could keep sitting on my knee for a cuddle. The waxing and waning of life continues like new moons, be happy with your babies! Oh and furry baby too! x

  • melissa says:

    Congratulations on the essay in Mamalode and the new preschool graduate! It has been too long since I have taken a full day to dedicate to writing. That sounds blissful! I'l send wishes for meaningful visits with grandparents and/or old college friends in just the right time. Those can be the hardest sorts of things to wait for.

  • Beautifully written, Jenn.

    Growing up is so hard. Having a mom who sees, who remembers, who knows helps immeasurably.

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