Monday, January 4, 2010
The winter break is over today, and I find myself heading back to work reluctantly. I know that once the kids arrive, I'll be all smiles again and happy to be where I belong. But just now, just today, I long for one more quiet day at home. One more day of books in front of the fire, of baking with Sloane, of long walks in a snowy wood. One more rousing game of Yahtzee, one more set of pictures to edit, one more hour on the couch snuggling with Jeffrey and talking about nothing in particular.
At this moment, what I most feel is gratitude. I'm thankful for a job to return to; a job I love, a place to belong. And I'm thankful for this quiet season; this long month ahead full of quiet evenings just like those I've recently enjoyed.
Happy January, my friends.
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