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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Better Than Getting Things Done.

I promised her on Friday that at some point this weekend her and I could have some time just the two of us. At the mall, coffee, something, somewhere.

This morning after church I had attitude. It was dreary looking outside, I was tired.

Time hasn't been on my side it seems lately. The laundry is piled up, there's a stack of mail on my desk and just the daily tasks I've felt behind.

I was torn but knew the right thing to do was to slap a smile on my face and go.

I followed through, I kept my commitment and I've often prided myself with the fact that I keep the promises I make to any of the kids.

So to the outlet mall we went, scoping out good deals, talking about Christmas and people and weird looking shirts.

In one store. To the next. We'd walk and we'd talk.

"This is fun." She'd say more than once and smile at me.

"Yeah. It is." I'd agree and mean it.

The hour I thought we'd be away turned into two and then almost three. And in our last store we had a little too much fun being goofy and trying on hats and glasses and other accesories.

Thankful was I for breaking out of my attitude and away from home so that we could have this time her and I.

As we walked to the car, she said "Thanks Samara, I love when it's just me and you."


Me too, Miss M, me too.

Thanks for reminding me that life is about much more than getting things done, sometimes it's about just being.

5 Comments:

Blogger The Bishops said...

I love the pic of Miss M! Sounds like you had a great day!!

November 22, 2009 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger Rodman Life said...

Aww.. beautiful! - I want to leave it at that.. but that seems to short. But it really is just beautiful!

November 22, 2009 at 9:57 PM  
Blogger The Fritz Facts said...

I love the alone time I get with my step-son, even now at 12 he still loves the one-on-one time we give him each weekend. It is so wonderful.

November 22, 2009 at 10:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the funny goofy picture's with the glasses on!! It's always nice to have those one on one's..
Love You All
Auntie Laurie

November 23, 2009 at 9:10 AM  
Anonymous Jes said...

Truly priceless!

November 23, 2009 at 9:10 PM  

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