My son is on a 3,000 mile road trip with my husband, my oldest daughter is at work volunteering with my mom, so just my youngest and I spend the day just being together. It brings my heart a comfort I am so thankful for, yet realize is a cherished moment in time.
We don’t get one-on-one just all the time, so lately as I move to create healthy boundaries between work and home life – I confidently end my blog work to be with her.
I print her out some Clifford pages to colors, because hey-who doesn’t love that big red dog? We head out to the car but toss in my journal where I’ve been penning more words to “hopefully” a book. We go for a drive, music up and me watching her cute little face in the rear view mirror bobbing back and forth. We end up at the Chinese restaurant. On the way to the restaurant I say a prayer that God will allow me to make someone smile.
A little girl was playing with Legos® when we walked in and placed our take out order. She looked like the daughter of the worker and invited mine to play while we sat and waited. My heart skipped a beat as I realized God wasn’t just about working one way. That little girl made us smile!
It brought a comfort to my heart.
We hopped in the car and headed toward our little town, stopped into the post office where my five year old had a lengthy conversation with the postmaster lady whom we know (small town love). Little Tay loved pushing the buttons when I swiped my card to pay. It made her day. So it made mine.
Onward toward home, there’s a shaved ice cart just down the way – we walked to it once before but on that hot day it took us fifteen minutes. Today we drove and she wanted cotton candy. It made her day so it made mine too. A comfort I can’t explain. Oh, and I never got to the journal. Sometimes you just live, and write later.
A Work at Home Mom’s Journey of Boundaries
This was a five minute free write hosted by Kate Motaung of fiveminutefriday.com. We are given a word prompt each week and we run with it like there’s no tomorrow. It is fun, freeing, and less fancy. Take off your heels (if you wear them) and go barefoot with us friend. Our word this week was: comfort. The // indicate where the timer began & ended. –#fmfparty link up here–
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