Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sunday night.

Some weekends, we manage to get the balance just right between things like Little League parades, time alone to go for a long run, and ending the day, just us two, watching a movie together in bed. Sitting down to Sunday morning pancakes, then heading off to church together. Biking a little, making phone calls to relatives, then joining another family for dinner.

Our wants and needs and hopes are ever changing.

Lately I’ve had the thought that at times it feels like we’re circling back, in little ways, toward being the couple we were when it was just us two, but with a greater fullness of connection. As they begin to pull away, almost inperceptibly; closing the bathroom door when they shower, maybe, or playing in the woods beside the house, without a thought of us or what we’re doing, and we sit companionably alone, together.

Perhaps you feel it too. Or have. Or will.

Enjoy tonight.

9 comments:

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

Beautiful post! Lovely blog ~ I'm now following! So nice to "meet" you!
Best,
Anne ♥♥

Nevena said...

I hope I will:)
I love your blog, it's so full of life...

KPiep said...

The years of wee children who constantly need me have weighed a bit heavily. I'm such a private person that they've often drained me....even as I've enjoyed being a motto two beautiful girls. I must say, though,that I'm enjoying the slight bit of extra space we are starting to find and the improved time with my husband.

Urban Girl said...

Thank you for this beautiful blog post... I connected to it on every level, as a mom to a 3 year old, craving balance and always looking for more time to connect to myself, my hubby, and life in general ...

Happy Monday!

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Watching our lives evolve, it is a pleasant way to spend time. It seems a thing many people forget to observe and something in which you are so skilled.

emily said...

i love the way you talk about life, lecia.

Emily Vanessa said...

It's the little things that make us most aware of these changes. You always seem to me to find that all important balance. Lovely too to see the blossom out.

Lina said...

I love this Lecia. My two are about the same age I think (9 and 7) and I'm beginning to see glimpses of this too. It makes me content to see their independence and to feel a reconnection with my husband, but it also makes me hug them harder and cherish the time they do want to spend with me.

Francesca said...

We do.
This and the previous post (following day) are beautiful.