Well, this post will be brief. As you noticed, I'm sure...I took the month of February off. I needed silence.....you see even though I have extroverted tendencies, I'm actually an introvert. Which means I draw almost all of my strength from times of quiet solitude....I need that, and love it. Sometimes being around people for me is quite draining and the thought of being alone to just hear the silence....is rejuvenating.
We had some snow this past month, not nearly enough for my taste, at least not where we live. One of the days though we had to go to work and then halfway through the day we closed the daycare early due to bad weather. Before we did that however, I had a few moments to myself as the children slept. I walked over to the window and opened it up to just listen to the snow induced silence.......it was GLORIOUS!! Not a sound anywhere....the entire downtown area was as quiet as if the world were asleep. I stood there looking at the snow fall and breathing in the fresh air and wished I were in that snowy forest at the beginning of The Chronicles of Narnia. **sigh** perfection
SO.......I have been working on a little pearl in my life.....not one that I'm ready to talk about yet, but in time I will. For now I've been doing my best to just let the process move along and not buck it. My experience has been that when I buck it just delays things and Lord knows I don't want that. LOL.
Anyway, on the 1st of February my little brother turned 20.......shocking.......I simply can't believe it's been so long since I held him in my arms and rocked him to sleep. I have so many fond memories of climbing with him through ball pits at indoor playscapes (an entertaining thought if you realize I was 15 years older than him as I did this) and then the endless hours I spent making up bedtime stories, naptime stories and then ANYtime stories of the adventures of Sammy Superdog and his canine friends. LOL So many things I remember that just don't seem to have been so long ago.....they were just yesterday weren't they? Hmmmmm.....I suppose not.
Then yesterday, the 28th and final day of February was Ben's birthday. My sweet Bear.........I cannot even voice how thankful I am for the day his mom gave birth to him. It's hard to believe he's been in my life for almost twelve years. He's such a part of me.....I can barely recall my life before him.
Sigh, a good start, and finish to a month marked by love...February.
Anyway, that's all for now....I just wanted to let everyone know I'm still alive and well and so is the blog. We both just needed a breath of silence.