Sunday, March 04, 2018

Seasons of Life

Here I find myself, almost 5 pm on a Sunday evening, sitting in a Starbucks waiting on my daughter. She is with two classmates shooting videos on their phones for a Spanish project. I am not with them but I am not far away.

My sweet son had flag football practice miles away from here so my hubs and I went separate directions for the sake of our kiddos.

I don't mind the waiting, or the time to sit and think about the season we are in. My daughter is close to feeling the freedom a drivers licence will bring. But in the meantime I am going to cherish the time I get to have with her between the waiting.

My son is in the midst of middle school craziness. He has one more year of middle school but is on the cusp of having to decide (and us decide with him) where he will go to high school. In the meantime I am going to cherish the time I get to have with him amidst the craziness.

My hubs is in the midst of a job transition. It is stressful but I think it will be great. In the meantime I am going to cherish the time I get to have with him during the transition.

Here I sit thinking about the season I am in and what I need to do differently. What do I need to do to make a difference in the lives of other? I teach, I discipline, I love, I cherish, I whine, I complain, I berate myself. I want to love more freely, laugh harder and more often, I want to encourage others. that is the season I am in.

This week on the Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge the theme is "Picture a song". The goal is to find imagery in one of your favorite songs and capture it. One of my favorite songs is "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfeld. The lyrics I chose to capture were:

I am unwritten, can't read my mind, I'm undefined
I'm just beginning, the pen's in my hand, ending unplanned
Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

What about you? What season are you in?

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