Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Full Circle

When I was in high school, I'd sometimes find my mom just sitting at the table looking out the window. She usually had a cup of coffee in front of her and she'd just sit there.

"What are you doing?" I'd ask condescendingly. Being in high school, most of my words came out that way.

Her sweet voice would answer back, "Just thinking about life."

'Weird!' I'd think. 'She's so strange and so old.' I'd only think this of course, I'd never say it out loud! I knew better than that!

"I'm going out." Out to live my life, not just sit there and think about it. I wondered what on earth she had to think about. She went to work every day, she was old, her kids were grown. What on earth was she doing??

Well, now I'm in my 50s. My kids are grown. I work outside the home. And I occasionally find myself sitting at my kitchen table looking out the window.

Thinking about life.

I usually have a cup of tea in front of me. What on earth do I think about??

Usually these guys:


That's my mom with the girls in downtown Edmonds.

 


Beth

 

Sharaya



Diana

 




Chuck's mom


 

5 comments:

Caz said...

I love the labels for this post, as well as the photo's.

Jess said...

Sweet. I remember my snotty teenage years all too well. Funny how things change right? :)

Becca said...

You have such a beautiful family!! Love the pics, and love how you've come full circle. So much to think about, so much to be grateful for, so much to lovingly remember.

The Sumulong 3 said...

Loved this post.....so much to think about lately and sometimes I don't take some time to just think. Beautiful family photos!

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

love this post - i am in my 30s and find myself just thinking about life... hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!