There are days that are okay, days that are good, and then days that are superbly great, butterfly-ie perfect. Take a guess what today was…
It was just okay. It was the morning that makes moms and dads and nannies feel badly after they get the kids off to school. You know, the off days when cereal spills and waffle syrup gets in your hair. Yeah, where you’re *almost*/*not quite* yelling “get your shoes! I’m not going to tell you again! If we miss the bus I am not going to be happy….” and “You are not sick, you’ll be fine at school…” because you know having one instead of two or three is going to be easier…but then you realize they only wanted to be with you. And you feel badly, yet superbly loved. You admit you’d love the extra company that comes with love and snuggles and hugs when you need them most because you feel overwhelmed and confused and even a little bit sad. Instead, you just melt and shed a tear while they’re not looking because they’re just that great and yours for the moment…(“You” really meaning “me”) And *you* GET to love them….so you escape life, escape reality and live as theirs. Oh if there wasn’t yous……
It was a good day with full blown attempts to stay focused and on my mission. Better, in that I gave in to what I needed. I had a moment of me, a moment with closed eyes and a drifting mind traveling to this (see below) as I napped in my spot on MY COUCH. escaping life, escaping reality.
A sat there in this moment of happiness and remembrance of the best butterflies I’ve ever known as the worlds greatest chef made me homemade hash browns (those are his specialty) and biscuits and eggs and English Tea from loose leafs. Good day, better day this was becoming.
It got greater though. Yes, it really did. I opened my phone to find this!
An opportunity to be a guest blogger for Jordy Liz Blogs. Welcome to my “Tom Cruise” on my couch. No joke. I DID! and then my life changer said this, “Sometimes I wish I could video tape you when you get excited just so you could see how absurdly ridiculous you look and sound…” and then I smiled. and then I got teary. and then I paused life to enjoy the moment with the only person I’d ever want to share “this” moment with. my heart is happy and these tears are good! When I need a friend, he’s just the most perfect, still. “But are you excited for me, really?!” “Well I’m not going to jump up and down like you are, but yes. I have no idea what this means in ‘bloggness’ lingo, but you’re excited so I’m excited too!” And my day was superbly greater.
Greater through the popcorn and middle of the day movie and escape to my “blow everything I need to do off and spend it with you” day. Greater in an awesome embrace with the sweetest blessing of his and the most harmonious and peaceful blessing I see in him. The look of excitement when he saw me, the words “Dad, are we going to do something fun?” “No, you have homework, and so does Nicole…”
and then a familiar song started to play, “Back to life, back to reality….” Butterfly-ie perfect. no really, re-read that without the saracasm, butterfly-ie perfect complete with the flutters of excitement, the movement of compassion and empathy, the ripples of friendship, and most importantly that unique beauty of sheer happiness in the company of superb greatness feeling superbly loved.
THAT was my day. It’s over now. and yes. I do have ‘homework’ that I’m inspired to finish…’soulwork’ too.
here I go. “Can I get a thank God, Hallelujah!?”
Jordy Liz is one of the if not the biggest inspiration to me as I committed to one word365. I’m for cereal. Really. Like her, my life is about to undergo some of the most resolute and purposeful transformations. Seriously–this is my life. “change, responsibility, moments, and I want it all to matter.” I want it all to be for Him, I’m invested.