That means it's Five Minute Friday over at Gypsy Mama!
The rules? Write for 5 minutes without stopping to edit or revise.
The topic? Wonder!
Ok, so when I first saw the topic, this started running through my head.
But then I got seriuos and really got to wondering.
I was thinking about this earlier this week, actually.
I was wondering what would have happened in and with my life if I had made different choices.
For example, what would have happened had I just kept it Elizabeth and me after my first failed marriage? I mean, she's 13 now, and I would have my 'freedom' if you will. We could travel, which I love to do, and we would have more $ because I wouldn't have to be paying for preschool and childcare for the others. It would be great!
Then I got to thinking about how much I would miss being here, right where I am.
And I realized that no matter how fun, easy, or free that life might be had I made that choice, I am much happier right here, where I am.
Of course, you could say that you can't miss something that you never had; that I couldn't miss the little dudes if they were never there, but I'm not so sure that's true. I mean, I wouldn't be able to miss them, exactly,
what about the laughs and the fun and the family and the working together and the give and take it takes to make a large blended family work?
And what about all the wonder
the wonder that is on the little dudes faces as they watch their big sister do big sister things.
the adoration one their little faces when she comes home from school to scoop them up and love on them.
That would all not be here...
so, I don't really wonder what it would be like.
I'm just glad it's the way it is!
Ok....that felt random...let's see what happened here...I wonder....
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