Sunday, May 3, 2009

A life lived

One of my favorite quotes from Tuck Everlasting: "Don't be afraid of death, Winnie. Be afraid of the unlived life."

I love being at home, don't get me wrong. But lately I am itching to hit the road. I'm hoping our long summer trip will cure me of my wanderlust for a bit and the feeling that I am missing something. When the boys were babies I didn't have near the energy I have now. Lately, I am itching to make up for all the months I stayed at home because I had terrible post partum. My post partum caused a lot of anxiety attacks when I would try to leave the house or try to over do anything. Then when the post partum lifted I was feeling sleep deprived a lot. It was all worth it though. I have two beautiful, smart, and healthy boys.

Now hubby and I can go on dates every month or more, too. I'm so excited about this life we are living. We're able to pay a lot of love forward to others that was given to us when we had young ones.

I'm finding that there are lots of simple and fulfilling ways to live. I try not to complicate anything too much. My four year old still needs me a lot. And I want to be sure not to ignore his needs.

Like Winnie, in Tuck Everlasting, I want don't want to drink from the fountain of youth. But I want to find ways not to regret my life at the end of it. I want to live a full life.

Everyone is still asleep here. We were up late having fun, again. Holden had a friend over until 1opm. Camden was at his best friend's house until 9:30pm. Before that boy boys went to a last minute bar-b-que with their dad that was close by. I had fun doing other things. Before that hubby and I went on a date.

And to live a full life, means I can't sit here and write about it as much as I would like. I have to go live it. I'm off to do some yoga and maybe plant some flowers.

Happy living friends and family!

~Heather
xoxoxo

2 comments:

Ren said...

Maybe LiG will take care of some of that wanderlust! I used to get it a lot....less now that I'm older, or maybe it's the garden and the TN mountains. I dunno.;)

Heather's Moving Castle said...

Life is Good can't get here soon enough. The experience there will be life changing, I am sure.