Friday, June 14, 2013

Listening to Summer (a five minute friday)

My Five Minute Friday on: Listen

The fridge is humming and I hear water trickling into the freezer to make ice. I glance at the computer's clock and watch the time tick-tocking away and with each passing moment it draws near.

In about two hours this house will fill, stealing away the peace and quiet that dwells now.

I will miss it.

Swept away with the stillness will likely be my productivity and space to think, ponder, and write coherent sentences. And any semblance of me-time.

Upon my head will plop my full-time Mommy summer hat and a tug-of-war will ensue between fun and responsibility. The sound of silence replaced by laughter and arguing, creativity and boredom, swimming and sweating.

But it's all good. Very good.

I wouldn't trade this time — a gift to spend the summer with my kids. We'll jump into summer with full abandon, like cannonballing into a shimmery, turquoise pool.

It seems like a fair trade — empty to occupied, lonely to fulfilled.

So I write, two hours before the "big jump". Eeking out the last moments of quiet before the onslaught of summer.

And I actually cannot wait!

Linking today with Lisa-Jo…
Five Minute Friday


GranthamLynn said...

Great post. BTW thanks for listening.

Rachel Beran said...

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog today.

Sounds like you're all ready to enjoy a summer listening to your kiddos! What a joy to be able to spend time with them, now before they're all grown up (and then too). :)

Rachel @ Beranville

Dolly@Soulstops said...

Hi Christy,
What a great attitude, and what a gift to be able to enjoy the time with your children. The beach in the photo is beautiful. Happy Friday, and thanks for leaving your URL so I could visit you :)

Tammy Perlmutter said...

Hi Christy, linking up from FMF. We got a week left until school is out (late due to a L O N G teachers' strike in Chicago) but I'm looking forward to slow mornings and long evenings. I blog at, but If you have time, I'd love for you to check out one of my other websites: Nice to meet you! I'm going to come back and read your story soon.

dayebydaye said...

By this time, summer has officially started for you! I hope that it is wonderfully FULL and joyful!

Ceil said...

Hi Christy! This is my first visit to your blog.

Your writing on 'Listen' was so peaceful, I felt the peace through your words. My 'Listen' piece was much louder! LOL!

I hope you dove into your summer in a great way!

Happy to 'join' you :)

Peace in Christ,

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