Precious Time

15 Sep

The beginning of the weekend is ripe with opportunity.  My weekends are spent working, grocery shopping, studying, cleaning, socializing, and tackling the never ending laundry piles that teenagers generate.  But Friday afternoons let me dream a little bit.  I think of other things, fun things, frivolous things, that can fill my weekend.

I love to think about getting cute cloths on (do I still have any?) and heading out for dinner with friends, amazing them with my well rested charming self.  Uummm, yup, that’s not gonna happen!  Friday nights bring exhaustion, something easy tossed into the oven, and an early bedtime (if I am lucky!).  Not what I fantasize about while sitting at work Friday!

Fast forward to Saturday morning.  This Saturday morning brought a sweet surprise.  My teenage daughter wanted to take a brisk cardio walk with her old mom.  What a treasure of time.  Walking with my daughter on a crisp fall morning was healthy for our hearts and good for our souls!  We walked fast enough to raise the heart rate, and slow enough to chat.  She didn’t even seem to mind that my  running pants made me look like Bozo the clown.

We talked about everything,  like how the sun on our skin was generating healthy Vitamin D.  Cute boys at school.  A bonfire that she was going to Saturday night.  An upcoming golf match for her school golf team.  My nutrition classes.  The upcoming holiday season.   It was a sweet treat to have these moments on Saturday to connect with one of my children in such a low key way.

Sunday morning coffee and paper reading are a cherished part of my weekend.  That first cup of piping hot coffee with the front page prior to heading out to worship is truly delish.  But even that paled in comparison to my Saturday morning with my daughter.

We often forget to just take time for the gentle moments that life offers us.  But they are ripe with spiritual renewal and must be savored!  These moments, too, hold a wealth of positive health benefits for us if we let them.  Relax, step back, and forget about the vacuuming, the errands, and the obligations.  Let the pure organic time unfold, and just take a walk!

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One Response to “Precious Time”

  1. shirley Klingele September 15, 2013 at 8:02 pm #

    well said my beautiful, comforting of a soul daughter, I love you with heart and soul too~
    so nice to hear that you and delaney had the best of the beginning to a week end with mother and daughter, a picture I would cherrish with all my mite…. You inspire me as always, with such insight and well put into words. my sweet,…. my heart is full of a mothers pride for your beautiful heart, with love and joy from mommy ~ 🙂 God bless !

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