Friday, September 20, 2013

Marbles

I learned today about marbles. A symbol of those that add to your life..filling you with hope, love, laughter, everything good....taken away the opposite. Grace has been full of marbles for more than 20 years for me. She fills my jar with thoughtful words, encouragement and the reflection I need to see. Twice today she said things that not only floored but humbled me. Grace is the most amazing woman I know. Nurturing, kind, thoughtful and incredibly funny. I see her give an apple to a sleeping, homeless man and then quip something that is more hilarious than can be repeated. Grace is what she wears...emanating it from everywhere. We shopped and stopped in many stores and the entire time I am agog that she exudes her moniker, blessing all within her wake with an amazing smile and a deliberate observation to accentuate the positive.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

who is this woman...

...yep...me..Who am I that I can plunge into the pool of mire as quickly as I can laugh at the humanness I exhibit in moments of solitude? The quiet becomes a cacophony of jeers at the agitation of my soul. I am acutely aware of my faults and foibles..they are no more or less than typical. I can laugh at my mistakes...and even turn them into a learning moment. hmmm...it is me...

He's back!!!!

..surprising us again he came home unexpectedly...at dinner time. His MO. He confounds me sometimes. Demanding freedom with his own boundaries. Taking off with no plans, yet sticking to a schedule. He had situations...stories of Chicago and Detroit I could do without....and yet ... keeping with who he is. Trying to find "normal" food to him...with the right mix of beverage. He has always been an enigma to me. Telling me truths I can barely stand, yet appreciating his honesty. My kids are more wonderful than the world will ever know. How can they possibly see through my perspective? It is not just a mother's pride. They are people I would strive to know. My Kimee..battling books and being implanted in a country she knows not. Samee - rushing in - job in hand - with superhero powers - organizing tupperware drawers and playing piano to soothe my soul...and Mikee...dear and sweet..makes me smile and cry at the same time..reminding me of the powers of zinc...and the fragility of health. Gush...Gush...Gush... How can I not!! I have the most amazing kids and could not be more proud of each of them.