Friday, December 7, 2012

Space and Love

Jeff and the kids love to watch sci-fi shows together. Last night at dinner, the conversation revolved around a recently viewed episode of Star Trek Enterprise. To watch them (which is usually what I'm doing because I have no idea what they are talking about) intently discussing the details of the episode and laughing hysterically at the "inside" jokes was comical in itself.

Seeing my princess daughters discussing warp field reactors and various alien life forms always cracks me up. At one point , I pointed out to Jeff that somewhere there are young sci-fi loving boys who have no idea the gems for wives we are raising.

My point was driven home today with a conversation I had with Abby. This week, she has asked to have Guess How Much I Love You to be read as her bedtime story. So each night we've read about loving as high as we can reach, up to our toes, and to the moon and back. So I was not surprised at all, when I told my little sci-fi loving girl that I loved her, that she responded with, "Mommy, I love you to a parallel universe and back."

Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Next Chapter

It has been awhile since I've written about my little family here. With the passing of a dear friend--who "lived in my computer" and will continue to live on in my heart--I was reminded of how fleeting our time is here on this planet. As I looked back over the pages of her blog this week, I remembered sharing with her the laughter and tears, her joys and fears, as she chronicled tidbits of her daily life. She always told me that she liked to keep a blog so that her (6!) boys would know what was stirring in her heart as she was going through this time of raising them up. Now that she is gone, those words will allow her youngest boys (and her grandchildren) some insight into the woman they only had for a short time. So I'm dusting off this old blog and going to try to capture some of what's going on in our life. Having just moved three hours from our closest family and friends, this will also be a way that they can keep current with our new life 'up north.' Back to piling stones...