Thing is, this week, when I tried to post, I couldn't log on to my blog. There was some kind of maintenance thing happening and then Friday rolled around and Jimmy and I went out for his birthday, then yesterday we worked all day getting an order out for National Police Week, and I had a Pampered Chef show today after church, then we went over to see the place where our business is moving (it's actually going to happen!!!!) so this is the first time that I have actually sat down at the computer in an attempt to catch up.
But I want to participate in Five Minute Friday from over at Gypsy Mama anyway.
So, here goes.
The rules? Write for Five Minutes without stopping to correct or edit.
The topic? Deep Breath
Deep breath. That is what I feel like I am taking right now. The cleansing time. The diaphragm contracting to expand the lungs to fill them to capacity of life giving air. The rising of the chest and the streching of the insides is invigorating. The release of that air into the atmosphere is cleansing.
But sometimes a deep breath is for holding your breath to prepare for the struggle. To fill you up in an effort to get enough in there to make it through to the other side.
I feel like motherhood is like that sometimes. When you just really don't know what is going on nor how you are going to make it to the other side.
Like tonight when Gabriel suddenly spikes a fever. Little kids do that, but it is deep breath. What is coming? He has been ill so many times this year...his only year!
Then to stand here and look into the week at all that is coming...deep breath. Love on the kids, hugs your husband respect your in-laws and feed the cats. Deep breath. We can do it. We WANT to do it, and we will thrive while doing it..
We were MADE to do it...just like a deep breath.
STOP! Wow that was fast...let's see what splattered out today!
(Ok I just re-read that. I'm not sure it makes any sense, but I'm not allowed to edit, so there it is!)