Hubs and I have had the absolute blessing of being raised by five amazing souls. They’re all adults now and adore us, which we’re kinda in shock about since we didn’t get it all “perfect” — which goes to show you that forgiveness, compassion, and a sense of humor go a real long way in relationships.
Can I get a “true-dat!”
Recently, everyone has moved out and on and it was time to reno each bedroom. Four Sons shared the two front bedrooms; Daughter got her own digs.
When they were teens, Hubs hung a dartboard on their bedroom wall. On the wall where the dartboard had hung, there were a million little holes. Or maybe just ten thousand, but there were so many.
So. Many. Holes.
For a moment, I thought to get irritated. Mind whined, “helllllooooo, the darts go into the dartboard, Sons.” SMH and WTH… thanks for the extra work… cue the eye roll.
But, quickly, Heart saw through to Hope and Wisdom and Joy. “Ah, they were aiming… and yes, many times missed… but they were in the game.”
And I smiled. I love Mind, but Heart – Heart just gets me soft and smooshy every time. Clarity with Heart at the helm. ❤
They played. They used that darn dartboard right out! They were having fun.
And wasn’t this the purpose of the game?
To be IN IT? To be HAVING FUN? To be LAUGHING & LEARNING & MAKING MEMORIES?
Mind: Ya know, you’re right!
Hubs replaced that piece of drywall, though we’d considered keeping it “for old time’s sake.” Fortunately, we have scads of other “damn, alotta kids musta lived here” reminders around our house so….. 😉
How about you? WHAT ARE YOU AIMING AT TODAY?
Here’s my motto for life:
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take, so RISK IT, baby. Life is an adventure! GO FOR IT.
Right beside you... if you need encouragement, accountability, &/or guidance, just give a shout.
I love you,