It was the highly anticipated 'Tootie Card'. Tootie, is the affectionate nick name for my fabulous aunt, who each birthday finds the amazing, the unusual and quite often a flamboyantly musical card. The whole room gets hushed as this card is opened. I remember my daughter being given a badge card that said 'princess', she pinned it on and wore it proudly declaring to everyone that she was a beautiful princess! What badges do you wear? What labels do you put on yourself?
"I just want one morning of peace. Where everyone is kind, everyone thinks before words pop out of their mouths, everyone chooses to extend grace and everyone quickly chooses to forgive one another.” As I sat in the car after dropping the kids off at school, this was the cry of my heart. Yet there was a still small voice that gently whispered in amongst these loud thoughts - “How are you going with those things Kim?”
All of a sudden, my life became a movie that had been
7 trips from home and back. From 7:30 am until 6pm. In and out. Back and forward. On days like this I truly understand the 'mums taxi' stickers on the back of cars. Often the conversation in my head is one of whinging and complaining.... 'I am so over driving, so sick of all the in and out.... it is the weekend and I just want to sit on the couch for a moment.' If I'm honest it is an adult tantrum. BUT this weekend was different. This time, I honestly enjoyed each moment