"mommy, come here!" they yell.
i put down all the things that keep me occupied indoors: dirty dishes, tidying, sweeping, laundry, lesson planning, penny pinching, facebook...
and recess with my three a.maz.ing people.
"look mommy, watch!"really look.
"mommy, you should go on the swing!
come on, i'll help you."
and i swing.
they holler and cheer, "yeah! mommy, isn't the swing fun?!"
it is fun.
after we swing they show me their fortress.
the wildflowers invite her to twirl in her tutu.
without words he tells me he is delighted i put down the meaningless for the meaningful.
they show me the water
and i think about the gift it is to be, "mommy."
i am overjoyed that they call to me.
i'm honored to be invited into their backyard world. blessed to have it shared with me through their eyes.
and i am so glad that i put down my not-important and
took hold of my so-important.