Sunday, June 6, 2010

On the Corner of Chaos and Insanity

Yesterday afternoon Cody and Dylan had a baseball game. One of my best friends (a childhood friend/neighbor who I have known forever) whom I have not seen in almost a year, was able to attend the game.

It was so wonderful to see her.

Do any of you have a friend that no matter how much time passes between seeing each other or talking to one is like you were just with them yesterday? Taraji is one of those for me. I love her!

It was a very beautiful day here in the Pacific Northwest! Deep blue skies, with a few high clouds passing overhead. Sunny and warm! I even managed to get some flip flop tan lines on my feet.

As we were sitting in the beautiful warmth of the sun, catching up on so many things that have happened over the past year, she was telling be about the new place she was living, and said that she lived just a block from the gym and a block from the library. (She's in the city, if ya can't tell!)

I relayed to her that I lived a block from chaos and a block from insanity. Sometimes that feels so true.

And while I often feel on the cusp of craziness, there is so much of the time this overwhelming feeling of peace that I have.....that everything is as it should be and that life is good. Because it is.

It's the simple things like being able to sit in the sun at my boys' baseball game with a good friend. It's those few quiet moments on a warm night, after the kids are asleep, standing out on the deck in the twilight of the evening, just taking in the last few minutes of light. It's seeing the face of God in the beauty of this world. Smiles on my children's faces. It's those moments that keep me going....that keep me moving on......that allow me to continue to walk on past the corner of Chaos and Insanity!

Have a beautiful Day!

1 comment:

  1. OMG I have one of those friends too, we have been friends since we were 10. So I guess that would be 23 yrs. And as many times and she has moved and I have moved we always find each other. Unfortunately she lives in Texas and I live in Virginia. We both came from Illinois and we will miss each other by 1 day, she is visiting now and I will be going up the day she leaves. Very sad! But I know what you mean, I have moved so many time I haven't found any girls that I can just hang out with. All my friends and are e-buddies or my friends from high school that all live back home. Glad you had a great day!!!