Today, I went on about my usual week day routine- nothing too special. I start the day with coffee- or I wouldn't survive. I'm a stay-at-home mom, so I do all the typical getting kids off to school, cleaning up, blogging, squeeze in some personal time, etc., etc. My day doesn't really start until early after noon when I go and pick up the kids from school. Today, I sat down- after my "chores," I guess you could call them- and decided to curl my hair.I put on one of my new thrift-store tops- totally cute little light cotton, Spring colored, cropped sleeve shirt. I spent a little extra time de-frizzing my hair today.
(This is the moment where you would insert, "Duh, you should have seen this coming.")
My hair is insane today- wild even. I couldn't hardly tame it. So, after too long, I decided it was super cute.
Kentucky weather has been absurd lately. Snow and below freezing temperatures one day and then sunny and in the 60's the next. This last week has been absolutely amazingly beautiful! I decided in my mind that Spring is officially here and I put on flip flops, grabbed my keys, and out the door I went. Before I pull out the drive way, I roll down the windows and turn on some tunes. It was a beautiful day.
That is, until I turned left and headed toward the school. The division between clear sky and black as coal storms ahead were crystal clear. I knew I was driving straight into the storm.
We live within a couple miles of the school, so I was able to there without a sprinkle. I just had to make the quick walk into the school, grab the kiddos, and be on my way without any trouble from the storm that was brewing. I hate being wet. I hate my hair being wet. If you had crazy thick and wirey hair like mine, you would understand. It's just an awful mess. And after all that time I just spent on it!
Wouldn't you know, as we opened the door to walk back out to our truck....the skies absolutely opened up and didn't hold back. The rain came down in sheets, rained cats and dogs, The old man was snorin'.
It was in this moment....
This moment where you can choose to take opportunity.
Without hesitation, my two little ones took off like a bat out of...well, you know. And I had no choice but to take after.
In this moment I had the opportunity to see kindness in my little girl's brother as he took away his backpack shelter to offer to his sister.
In this moment I got the opportunity to hear the biggest, most sencere laugh from deepest, from the pit of the tiniest belly. A squeal that can only be achieved by the freedom of a small child.
In this moment I learned to dance in the rain.
In this moment I was able to create a fun little memory in the head of my children, because I chose to take the opportunity to giggle endlessly.
In this moment I taught my children it's okay when the rain comes down because without the rain we wouldn't have food, flowers, trees, and more.
All these opportunities packed in a two minute period of running through the rain.... who would have thought?
Take a minute to geek out with me, won't you? Take opportunities- they are out there. Are you choosing to take them?
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Shoestring Amy is a free-spirited momma. With a family of five comes an active lifestyle full of energy. Amy strives for a lifetime of fun, laughter, and memories. Rather than smothering in debt, working for "things," and walking the same ol' line of misery created by a dead end job, she creates much larger goals. CONTINUE READING....
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