hair accessories for the girls
I should be in bed
but instead I sit here with a bloated butterfly filled tummy
while drinking an over size heineken
which I am sure is not helping matters
wondering what I am to do with this suitcase
beside me that is 20 lbs over weight
gifts for the kitchen cooks
It is not what you think
I am not a take-the-kitchen-sink-kinda-girl
this suitcase holds goodness
for those we are going to see
gifts for my kids
but toiletries end up weighing ALOT!
I've made up 60 bags
30 for the boys
30 for the girls
I give these bags of goodness to those whose hair I do
the boys get a hot wheel
the girls a lip balm or a pretty pink bubble blower
along with the luxuries of life
a tooth brush
(those are a luxury...usually one per family!)
mmmm a little contradictory along with the tooth brush and paste...oh well
I think I am ready
my emotions are a bit all over the place
to be honest
I'll miss my boys...
all of them
including my Puppy Prince
he knows something is up
has been following me around like a
like a puppy dog
head slightly down
"whatcha doen' mom?"
My oldest helped pack the bags
with a little coaxing
it kinda went like this
"You're helping me."
keeping it real here!
But he gets it
in his own teenager kinda way.
I will miss him
and his 18 year old drama...
remember high school???
I think it is worse now
with text and tweets
there is no reprieve from the drama of it all
there are days when that is his name
with a capital D thank you very much
and he is a boy!!!
ouch for those parents who have girls...
but I digress...
I will miss his beautiful face
Everything is packed but my own clothes
gonna go for a run with the puppy
walk my youngest to school
and then pack my personals
keeping it simple
will definitely take a quick trip to the store
for some extra undergarments
no laundry for 10 days
MUST have extra knickers!!!
The youngest called me into his room tonight
"please cuddle with me mama"
can I sleep here instead of packing?
"I'm gonna miss you mama"
"I'm gonna miss you too baby."
"Next time you go I want to come with you."
" Okay, baby, that will be perfect!"
Gonna miss him like mad...
the husband is a good man
supporting me in my unorthodox ways
him so conservative
me so not
it is a good mix
I thank him for his support
it started a little rough
but he always comes through
I am blessed to have him
the plan is I will post every evening
a few words
with hopes to inspire
and hear from home : )
the images and storied are not meant to depress
but to inspire
inspire stepping out
inspire reaching out
we all can make a change
holding a door open
buying a meal for the person begging for change
giving a blanket to someone who is cold
making a phone call
writing a letter
making a meal
giving an donation
leaving a kind word
sending a beautiful cross pendant in the mail...
there are many many things we can do
this just happens to be the one that came to me
for whatever reason
and I am blessed to be able to answer the call.
I hope you will join me here
take this journey with me
leave me a comment now and again
let me know you are here...
But for now I must rest
morning will come soon
18 more hours and I will be on a plane
starting my 27 hour journey
yes you read that correctly...27 hours!
I could ramble on and on
but I think I have already said enough
sleep has come to take me...
Love and Light