Speaking of good conversation, so after the fun of last night, Sara and I went to tea today. Tea with my mother and sisters is one of my all-time favorite things to do. Sara and I just love to go have tea together. So we had an Irish-themed tea and brunch today in Denver, which was just so fun. Another of life's delights. Sisters and tea parties. And conversation and sharing. I love coming away from conversation feeling graced and filled and happy and thankful and wishing it could have lasted even longer. We need that in our lives. Especially when our days are filled with tiring tasks and so much to do and so much to give. Those days are blessings, too, and part of life. But we need moments where we feel nourished and connected with people around us too. I had just a few hours to myself yesterday. As a mom, you know how rare that can be--time alone. And I was reminded that those times alone can be so good for us. The quiet. The stillness.
But then, some moments we need connection. We need conversation. Listening and sharing and laughing and encouraging and being who we are. And there are those moments in life . . . our children reaching for us and calling for us and chattering away to us.