who knew - how fast they would grow up? who knew - that all the little days and moments would add up to whole months and years so quickly. who knew - that they really do grow up right before your eyes who knew - some days would be really rather quite hard and tiring who knew - that in all days there would be moments more glorious and joyful than you could ever have imagined.who knew - their own strengths and weaknesses could be so visible in their children who knew - just how great it would be for them to hug you and call out to you make up songs with you and ask you questions who knew - just how much fun it would be
the big one goes to school in just under two weeks. in so many ways i cant believe we are here - in this spot i didnt really dream beyond. the big one - she is going well. she is kind and nurturing and creative and careful. she is asking questions at a rate of seven thousand million per second. the small one - he is going well too. he is different to her - everyone says that - you just cant quite imagine until you are living it. he is funny and more technically minded. he is strong and mighty as i imagined he would be. There is something compelling about how both are growing to become the names we gave them, the wise one and the mighty prophet. i am so thankful for both of them.
Twice in one day this week people I didnt know commented on how I had my hands full. It was an interesting reflection. They have felt kinda full lately. I have become the woman who dreams and thinks about scrapbooking and reads scrapping blogs and doesnt scrap. Grrr... hoping for change.
We are going to Harveys this avo - to print something for me to post here this evening before Nicole gets back. I am reminded of how seriously amazing she is. Those of you know only know her in blog world - she writes in such a humble way about herself.
On an other note - i have been at the beach and park a lot since i popped that photo up last week. i am thankful for the holidays to be here with my kids. i love school holidays. i am thankful not to live in Queensland right now - sending our thoughts to leanne stamatellos (i cant remember how to hyperlink) - and now i am also mindful of those in victoria. our family has survived flood - in different circumstances twice. it scars you for life. its a phenomenal world we live in - dry then wet.
i will be back later - tonight - see you soon