Linking up today for Five Minute Friday with Lisa Jo Baker!
Today's topic: Lonely.
Directions: Write for only 5 minutes and stop. Here we go!
I love summertime. When my girls laughter fills my home. (More arguing too. It's part of growing.) More time spent with my girls. More instilling values into them. More creative messes. I love just having them home, and around, even if sometimes they are watching TV or playing with friends. They fill my life with joy.
And next week school starts again. 5th and 7th graders, already!! I'm already worried about some of the loneliness that will creep in on the days I don't get called in to sub. I know I have stuff I need to do, or should do. I just like my family, home.
I think this is part of the reason I want to get a full time job -- something to do during the day. A place to be every day, relationships to connect with. I think it would help me feel less lonely here during the day.
And yet, I know how blessed I am to have Mike, Morgan and Sarah sharing this journey with me, making it so sweet, and filling it so full. I'm glad that when they are gone, I miss them. I miss their presence. Lonely reminds me of the fullness and joy of relationship with them!
But I am super glad that I have the sweetest beagle ever, that helps fill those lonely hours. She snuggles good! I love having her around.