I Have Been Consumed...

I can't believe it's been so long since I've been on this little blog of mine. At one time I visited it and other blogs daily and sometimes more. There was so much to learn and say back then. It's not that I've stopped learning, thinking, writing, speaking (we all know that'll never happen), I've just been consumed by other things- like an impending wedding, a beautiful new grand-baby, and of course life.

And now life as we know it has put us slightly out of kilter (as my mom would say).
Like most schools we were told to get our things and get out (oaky not so brashly), but alas we are now teachers at home. Our kids are at their homes and we are left with the task of finishing the year "from a distance." A distance? What does that even mean? I hug. I hug my kids every day. I can't hug them from my craft room now called classroom.

And you want us to ZOOM? Really? We do not Zoom. We take our time and allow others to go first, and walk calmly and quietly in line... We do not Zoom. Except now we do. Every week. And it's Okay. I get to see my kiddos. But there are no hugs. I hope they know I loved their hugs. I love them. It took me a while this year...I was consumed... But I love them.

And so here we are 15 days left in our school year. Fifteen days to get in all the FUN end of the year activities in...from a distance. I can't do this. I don't want to do this. I must do this. I will do this. It will be FUN!! It will be memorable. It will be from a distance.

I need a hug.

And then there's still the impending wedding. June 5th. It will happen. It's not going to happen. It has to happen. I want it to be glorious and everything we've dreamed of. And not from a distance. I'm working on my list. It will be here in less than 48 days. Life will be normal-ish by then. We will not zoom. We may not hug. But we will smile, and shed tears of grace and happiness. We will dance, that's like a hug. We will celebrate and be grateful for the blessings we have been given.

I have been consumed...

I need a hug.

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