Tuesday, May 27, 2014

{sols} connected

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I always thought of May as a happy month.  I'm beginning to think otherwise.  May is always crazy, busy and I'm barely able to keep up with home and school . . . including writing a little slice of life story on Tuesdays.

Two weeks ago, I squeezed in a slice just before midnight.  I wrote to stay connected, to not worry anyone for not writing.  One comment that solidify why I write weekly:  I was wondering where you were.

And then last week, a slice just never happened.  Too tired.  Too busy.  Too much happening and not enough time.  Too many jumbled stories to share, just not enough brain energy to sort and share.

By Wednesday morning, a text from my mom praying all was well.  Another text from my sister-in-law, who reads my little blog, noticed that I didn't write and hoped all was ok and offered to help out with anything.  Then that afternoon my phone lit up with a direct message on Twitter from around the world:  Missing your words.  Everything OK?

It's quite amazing that a little blog can keep us connected.  We share our stories and our lives.  We care for each other in ways that seem unimaginable.

And that's why I write.  Even when I'm too tired.  Even when I'm too busy.  Even when too much is happening and there isn't enough time.  Even when there are too many stories, but not enough brain energy.

I wrote tonight to stay connected and thank you for reaching out when you were missing my voice.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

{sols} today

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todayanother busy-overwhelming-never-enough-time-kind of day
want to be: reading, just reading
blessings: for doctors and my girls' health
thinking: i'm not going to post this before midnight 
planning: minute-to-minute  
writing: because i just need to and need to stay connected 
loving: that my hubby took my other sick daughter to the doctor today and cleaned the house 
grateful: for my family and that my mom is texting now

and today {again}: i need to remind myself to breathe.  just breathe.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

{sols}: celebrations

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I missed celebrating last week right here.  Even though all I did was celebrate.  I just had no time or energy to share, so I'm thankful for Tuesdays!  A combination Slice of Life~Celebration!

On May 1st, my two beautiful and so-smart daughters celebrated their fourth birthday.  Four years ago I was blessed beyond belief and became a mother to my daughters.  I never imagined life with twin girls, but now I could never imagine my life without them.  They truly amaze me every day.

In the morning last Thursday, the girls woke up to special decorations, cards and a little gift.  Treats were delivered to school to celebrate with friends.  That night, we enjoyed a delicious dinner, singing loudly, blowing out candles, yummy chocolate cake, and opening presents with Grandma and Grandpa and also Nana and Papa.  Quite a festive birthday celebration.

Then last Saturday was the "birthday party day."  We prepared for yet another celebration with family and close friends.  The day was the most beautiful day of the week.  Sunshine, blue skies, and a touch of warmth.  The balloons were hung.  The snacks were ready for nibbling.  And the bouncy house was full of kids.  More singing, making wishes, birthday cake and ice cream.  It was a day full of fun and when night fell, we all crashed hard.  It was exhausting celebrating four!

{my girls}
Every year I think about writing a letter to each of my girls on their birthday.  Telling them about who they are and what they love right now.  Reminding them of the silly things they do and the enormously smart things they say.

And I promise to write those notes this week from my heart.  But that will be shared just between me and them.

{watch this}
Please take the next four minutes to watch this video that was shared with me by my friend Lynn. Amazing and eye opening! (And you'll want to call your Mom after!)

I'm here to {celebrate} with Ruth Ayres and YOU!
Finding the little moments of joy in life.