Friday, April 29, 2011

Hopeful Friday: Playing in the Dirt and Making Worm Friends

Thank goodness it's Friday.  It's a doozy of a day, but I feel hopeful.  Weekends bring me so much hope...more time as a family, a teammate during the day to count on and lean on (and sometimes I literally lean on him when my body is not functioning as it should...wondering why?  Click HERE.) a chance to recharge, really tackle some of my to dos, and a chance to gather and worship with my faith community.  I even get to sing on the Worship Team this Sunday.  So today, Friday, even though it started out a little rough, I breathe a little sigh of relief.

You see, I like to look on the bright side of life...and share that with you.  However, my life is not always rainbows and roses, nor am I in a constant state of smiles and happiness.  Really, and you can confirm this with my husband, I can be the moodiest, most negative, and unmotivated girl on the block.  Usually it stems from my body and the troubles I am experiencing with it.  So sometimes, on a day like today, when I'm especially worn down (when my body is feeling arthritic, sore, stiff, and pretty much useless when it comes to accomplishing anything worth a hip-hip-hooray around this house), and the the skies are gloomy (spring weather just hasn't decided to join us quite yet)...I let it all sink in and can too easily dwell in a state of The Blahs.  The day becomes overwhelming, too much, a weight on my shoulders that I can't quite lift off!  Eeek!  Sounds so pathetic and depressing!  Ick!

But then my little buddy runs up to me, with his boots in his hand and says, "Let's go play outside!"  His eyes are filled with excitement.  Then he scrambles to the door of the garage and shouts out with joy, "Let's get the bucket and shovels too!"  And the cherry on top, I suggest the large shovel, rake, and hoe, and he is thrilled, shouting out a, "Yay!" while throwing his hands in the air.  "Thank you Mommy," he finishes.  Wow.

For goodness sakes, when I feel a little heavy (and not from eating too much chocolate) and overwhelmed, when I feel like I just want to lie down and be done, please let me remember this feeling...this joy...the simplicity of being in this moment...and seeing life...seeing a gloomy day...through the eyes of a child...my sweet precious child...as he plays in the dirt and makes worm friends.


What's down there?


Let's dig...


...really dig.


What Mom?  Yeah!  I'm doing great!


Look Mom, I found a worm.


He likes me.  Lots of laughs and giggles.


What a wiggly worm!


Be careful with him buddy.  Be nice to the worm.  
I think he really likes dirt.

(He drops him in the bucket.)


Is there dirt in that bucket bud?
Yes Mom!

You okay in there worm?


Mom, I found a worm!
(As if I didn't know this...)


Worm, are you really okay?  
Just wanting to be sure...


Happy weekend all!
Hope it's filled with hope and happy moments!



3 comments:

  1. Having little flash backs to my little Aaron and his fascination with dirt and worms and such ... thanks for the little walk down memory lane.

    You have an adorable little fella there!

    I'll say a quick prayer for a pain-free weekend and some good family time ... bless you!

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  2. Thank you Morgan! You're the best!

    Mr. Bob, I asked Cooper if his worm had a name. He shook his head no. Just Worm Mom, just worm.

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