Tuesday, July 16, 2013

FINDING JOY IN THE CHAOS



A miniature version of a shopping cart found its way into the middle of my closet. Orphan socks lay on our kitchen table, patiently awaiting their mate. An overly ripened avocado hides among the bright fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator drawer. Life seems to be a juxtaposition of unlikely objects in my role as mother of an adventurous, curious toddler. Reef’s daily life is a series of opposing pairings. From sucking his thumb and wanting to be held like a little baby to demanding to take the stairs himself, his behavior is a study of opposites. The mother’s life too reflects the often uneasy pairing of the polished professional woman with the sometimes (most of the time) frazzled, uncertain or exasperated mother of a young child. There is I believe a lesson to be learned in these contrasts. My life is enriched by the unexpected, popping up in refreshing ways, keeping me alert and reminding me not to sit too comfortably in one place for too long. A puzzle piece amidst my hair accessories? Well, why not?

I am learning to slow down, enjoy and soak it all in. I've learned to find joy in the chaos and embrace the unexpected...




1 comment:

  1. Love this, Mandi! I'm working on the same! Embracing a simpler life with my sweet littles after our big move to the mountains and trying to slow down and soak it all in.... Love the chaos. We will miss it when it's gone... xoxo

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I am incredibly grateful for your comment! I will respond as soon as possible. XOXO, Mandi

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