You know that sing by Nina Simone “birds in the sky, you know how I feel. Scent of a pine, you know how I feel?” So, how do I feel you ask???
I have been taking care of the sweetest kids for the past five days. After cooking, cleaning, getting up, dressing, laundry, bathing, feeding, spreading beds, getting two off to school and that was just this morning…I feel, fulfilled!
Fabulous even. There is something about having children around that gives me a sense of purpose. Not that I don’t feel purposeful. But, children do this neat thing in your life where they are just there. Unapologetic, natural, honest and wonderful. They add so much richness to a persons life.
I know all these things get harder day in and day out. Being a parent is hard work, there’s no doubt about that. I know I get to go home and will eventually only have myself to take care of. These experiences (of part-time mom) have taught me that the help is so appreciative when you have it.
So, while I’m in my fifty-fourth hour of work, because I went to work after working. I wouldn’t do any looking after over night if I knew I wouldn’t feel so alive afterwards. I would take care of these kids for free if I could. All in all…
“freedom is mine, and I know how I feel. Its a new day, its a new dawn, its a new life, for me. And I’m feeling gooooooood!!!”
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