5 Minutes

I have 5 minutes to write down what I most want to remember about 2010. I want to remember Kender’s first times walking with his cane, the way he usually uses it like a pony stick but sometimes he gets it out in front of him and uses it appropriately. I want to remember Jarod’s smile, and the way he insists on kissing my cheek. I want to remember Liam’s love of his chemistry sets, how much he enjoys learning new things and how fast he picks everything up. I want to remember Caitlin’s artwork, the beautiful pictures that just come flowing out of her pencil. I want to remember Tamara’s insight, her social understanding, her sudden ability with the jewelry kits that were bought on a whim. I want to remember Brenden’s love of the game, and the way he made his own archery bow from scraps in the yard this year and made his own arrow and made it WORK! I want to remember Brian allowing me to sleep in on the weekends, especially after the sleep study said I was just not getting enough sleep. I want to remember taking the family to Texas and climbing up Enchanted Rock, seeing all the prickly pears and yucca and hundred-year plants in bloom. I want to remember picking apples in the cool fall breeze, everybody sneaking bites and trying to grab some of every variety in the orchard.

Time’s up.

Published by solinox

I am a Wiccan priestess, a libertarian mother of triplets plus three, a wife and homeschooling mom to blind and autistic children, a fiber artist, and a Jane of All Trades, always learning and seeking to help.

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