Starting Now…

IMG_3364I’m starting now as if I haven’t already been up for hours…

as if I haven’t made the coffee and the bright red tea kettle hadn’t whistled for your pomegranate green tea…

as if I haven’t cooked the peppered bacon, veggie omelet with mushrooms, onion and crunchy green bell pepper, held together with gooey cheddar cheese…

as if I haven’t sliced the juicy melon or packed the food for your skiing lunch break…

as if I haven’t folded last night’s final load of laundry, and the washer wasn’t humming with today’s first…

as if I haven’t carefully packed your ski boot bag with dry gloves and hand warmers…

as if I haven’t re-positioned the blankets on our bed…

as if I haven’t received an unexpectedly long good morning hug and comforted you when your legs felt like jello and you’re not sure you can make it out the door in the dark, frosty air…

as if I haven’t already had three cups of that coffee with cream and cleared the dishes from the breakfast table…

I’m starting now as if today was all about me…

and grateful that it isn’t.

 

Jennifer Wolfe

Jennifer Wolfe, a writer-teacher-mom, is dedicated to finding the extraordinary in the ordinary moments of life by thinking deeply, loving fiercely, and teaching audaciously. Jennifer is a Google Certified Educator, Hyperdoc fanatic, and a voracious reader. Read her stories on her blog, mamawolfe, and grab free copies of her teaching and parenting resources.

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5 thoughts on “Starting Now…

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  2. […] Do you ever find yourself at the end of your ‘to-do’ list? Do you wonder how the day went by without taking even a minute to indulge yourself in the simplest, selfish activity? Starting now, I’m moving to the top of my priority list! […]

  3. Kate F. says:

    The things we do as mothers, parents and/or caregivers can sometimes seem so trivial, exhausting and annoying… but when it comes down to it – as much as more “me time” often sounds inviting, I wouldn’t trade my “job(s)” for anything. Enjoyed this slice of life rememberance, especially the ending!

    1. You’re absolutely right, Kate. It’s important to step back and look at the big picture. We can get swallowed up in the minutia, and miss out on living the moments.

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