Thursday, April 22, 2010

True joy

This Thursday I decided to join Mama Kat's writer's workshop and write on a prompt. Great idea if you have nothing to write about. Go check her out she has a super awesome blog!


What is the joy in your life right now?

Well honestly right now there's not a whole lotta joy in my life. (You ingrate!) Ok there's many things I have in my life to be joyous about, thing is I just don't feel it. We'll work on that.

One thing I can say though it that my joy right now is my kids. They're the joy that will never leave, never falter, never dwindle. Oh yes they can sure drive you nuts and then there is frustration and anger and mom guilt for not being a better mom. But at night when the day is done and they're going to bed, pure joy.
When I meet my son at the corner coming home from school and he reaches for my hand, Joy.
When my daughter says I do (that) because I love you in her little sing songy voice,
Joy.
When my baby hugs my neck everytime she wakes in the morning,
Joy.
Yes there is much wailing and nashing of teeth but in the end the joy overcomes all. This too will pass but the joy is forever.

7 comments:

  1. Very sweet! I feel the same way about my kids.

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  2. So, so true. Lately it seems like Isabella is just into pushing my buttons...tantrums...everything that we've worked so hard to overcome. But after they're over? She's back to being happy. Sweet. My little girl.

    Thank you for the reminder, hun.

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  3. Love this Tylaine! My kids are my joy too. Very sweet. :)

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  4. Kids are the best! I love talking to them when they're between 3 and 6 - love the leaps in logic!

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  5. Oh that is so true! I love that "joy" in my life too!!

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  6. Oh yeah...they definitely drive us nuts, but they are absolutely a joy.

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  7. My son is the center of all things joyful in my life. :) We are two lucky mama's!

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