Days 51-53: Stuffing My Soul

December 31, 2011

Homeschooling, On the Road

When we left on our road trip I had visions of what it would be like to live on the road with my family in an RV.

My dreams didn’t include family photos in front of Mt. Rushmore or touring the Smithsonian. Although we plan to go to both places.

My dreams were made up of far more simpler things. Things that have filled the last three long rainy days here at Lake Texoma.

I imagined…

…cozy days in the car

…school days on the couch

…that turned to naps

…I guess “working with sentences” isn’t very interesting

I imagined…

…wonder

…friendship

…cat naps

…and playing footsie with my love under the table.

(Okay so I really didn’t imagine footsie but I sure do like it.)

I wish I could just hold my breath and with it these moments. These not-so-small-anymore-hands grow as I hold them in mine. I’m all to aware that these days are limited. I do my best to stuff as many of these moments as I can into my soul. My soul is infinite but these moments are not.

Love and Laughter,
Jenn

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I'm Jenn and I'm so happy you stopped by our little corner of the web. My favorite moments are cuddling with my boys, listening to the purrs of my cat, and sipping warm cups of tea. The smell of orange blossoms conjures up delightful memories of childhood even though I grew up in Indiana hundreds of miles from citrus groves. I love animals and when I'm stressed I dream of owning a goat farm. I love art, road trips, books, and food. Vintage clothes make me ridiculously happy. Red lipstick is my friend.

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5 Responses to “Days 51-53: Stuffing My Soul”

  1. Michelle Says:

    Oh I hear you loud and clear on this. Lately I have been thinking about how my girls are growing so fast and how I can get them to live at home as adults ;-) Your post made me tear up because I relate so much even if when we aren’t traveling in an RV. It’s just a mom (parent?) thing, isn’t it? {{hugs!}} and HAPPY almost 2012!

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  2. JaredB Says:

    Maybe a good / interesting “working with sentences” project would be having one or both of them do a “guest post” here sharing their thoughts about the adventure so far? It would at least be interesting for the rest of us, I’m sure!

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  3. Jess Says:

    It’ll probably be one of the fastest years of you life. I’m glad that you are absorbing it all.

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  4. Andrea@WellnessNotes Says:

    Beautiful post! And, yes, keep stuffing your soul with all these wonderful moments.

    Happy 2012!

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  5. Mariza Says:

    Footsie! So romantic!

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