Saturday, April 18, 2009

A Rainy Day

Saturdays are usually filled with chores in the morning. When there's no sports game, we have time to loll around and take it easy. Pete lets me sleep in and he wakes up and cooks pancakes. I love these days. Today, Katie started following me around, from room to room. When I asked her what was wrong, she said, “I’m bored.”
“Well, remember the other night when you were on a roll cleaning your room? Why don’t you go and finish?” I answered.
“I’m so over that,” was her sleek reply.
I looked at her matter-of-factly, thinking of the dream I had the other night. We were in a church and Katie was graduating. When it was her turn, I ran behind her, trying to catch up.
I was saying, “Don’t leave me!” and waving my hands in the air trying to catch up. I woke up feeling sad. I know one day the kids will grow up and leave. Sometimes I dream about those days, imagining how Pete and I will have time to ourselves like we did before children. But I know when the day comes it will be hard. So now I want to live in the moment and enjoy each and every minute I've got with my children.
Today ended up being wet and rainy. The whole family stayed in most of the day and we enjoyed being with each other. I am thankful for that.


MizAngie said...

In my family there was/is a ritual everytime we see a redbird (a cardinal). We quickly say aloud "money, money, money" because the redbird is supposed to bring it to the first person they hear making the request. I guess I either speak too softly or am way down the list of requestors for the redbirds I see as the only money I get is what I earn. Is this something my imaginative mother came up with or has anyone else ever heard of doing this?

Jeni said...

never heard of the "money money money"... lol.
I love rainy days... i'm always going & going & going & a rainy day makes me sit & relax! Tears from heaven. I miss the Texas thunderstorms. we don't have them up here in NY.