Last Halloween I helped decorate (and haunt) a haunted house for the children of my community overseas. The year before I had helped a different set of children carve pumpkins. The year before that I went to a Halloween party with my friends but not my husband because he was here and I was there.
This year will be different. This year I am with my family, tucked comfortably in their fold, where I belong.
Today I sat on the sidelines as my daughter Jillian and her friends carved their pumpkins on Jillian’s living room floor. Just like we used to do when Jillian was little. Before she went away to college. Before I went overseas. Before, before, before.
So many befores that I didn’t know if I would ever be able to live now.
Then the Universe saw fit that I come home.
And I can finally breathe and just be. Now.
Halloween 2012. *Inhale. Exhale. Repeat from * forever.
I hope all of you are having a great Jack-o’-Lantern day, too.
Inhale, exhale, carve pumpkins, be with Jillian. Repeat forever! Happy Halloween, Stacy.
Thanks, Kathy – hope you had a happy boo day, too. ❤
Those are scary pumpkins, Stacy Lyn! It’s always nice to breathe in those familiar scents of home and breath out that big sigh of relief and contentedness.
I am reading your book and very much enjoying my journey back in time. ❤ xx
Happy Halloween, Karen! ❤
With children this is the best to do as it creates precious memories for later. Memories of being HOME again.
Hugs to you,
Thank you, Mariette. Making memories is the sweetest part of having a child and being home again. ❤
Those are some wicked awesome pumpkins! Love it! 🙂 My older kids make them like that – you should see mine….plain triangle eyes, and a goofy smile. I am definitely not artistically inclined!
I like the plain ones, too, though, Stephanie. ❤