I posted this on Instagram yesterday:
You know that moment when you are TOTALLY serious, but
you add the line about laughing so that
people won't think you have absolutely lost your marbles?
Can you tell August is about to rear its ugly head?
I love my job.
(Keep repeating that over and over in my head)
This is my 22nd year teaching Math and Science
to 6th graders.
But I wish upon a wish that I could stay home.
I know, so do a lot of moms.
My kids are 9 and 14.
I have already wished away the days when
I could stay home to nurture their every move.
But that doesn't stop me from wanting to be a stay
at home mom. Those of you who read my blog often, know that I have
dreamed of this for MANY years.
I would love to have a chance to live my dreams.
To write. To photograph. To create.
I would love to explore every gluten free
meal I could to make my daughter feel somewhat
normal...to create a warm and welcoming environment....to have time to BE with my kids,
to explore with them, to play with them...instead of working all day and coming home to laundry and dishes....rinse....repeat.......
I would love to continue to develop my Etsy shop...a little at a
time....a little each day....earning enough to
buy the groceries...or new shoes for the kids....
Big dreams I know.
Maybe a bit selfish.
But I know you all listen so well,
and I can tell you, and you will nod and understand.
This morning I was alone.
Lots of sleepy heads.
I opened the windows early, and let the light stream in
on the wings of the mid-summer breeze.
My FAVORITE time of day.
Cicadas buzzing their constant tune.
Birds celebrating the dew on the leaves.
A soft breeze that lightly
strokes your arm
with a promise of
Stormy is at my feet...
she feels so much better.
I hope you will enjoy my photo essay.
An exploration on early morning light.
My kind of joy.
Enjoy the day.