Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Who knew this parenting gig was going to be such a wild ride. It shatters illusions, keeps us on our toes, forces us to adapt to constant change, demands focus and attention, asks us to remain in the moment, challenges all of our preconceived ideas of who we think we are and what we think about things, and awakens feelings in us we never knew we had (yes, of course LOVE and JOY, but also MANY others) .
Well, my time is running out. I have two half clothed boys chasing each other at full speed around the table, shrieking at the top of their lungs, fighting over a clear plastic soap mold, or as they call it, the "blub blub". I know each of you have these moments every day (or hour). And while they are relentless and constantly changing (the moment here has now moved on to a wild struggle with swim goggles), these moments are our lives. In this week of thanks, I am thankful for this life - every single moment of it - no matter how it comes charging at me.
Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!