I knew I had this hopeless romantic hidden in me somewhere. She peeps out at the most unlikely moments. The past few years I have been so occupied with keeping myself obsessed with ttc message boards or finding a job that pays well that I managed to forget she existed.

Today morn she made an appearance. Quite unexpectedly too. I was walking out of the gym after my workout and I suddenly felt the urge to slow down and take in the scenery around me. The sun was not yet up, there was the pre dawn light bathing everything in a soft glow. I could smell the earth, feel the rain converge somewhere in the upper reaches of the sky and generally hear nature speak. I usually rush from the gym, get into my car and try to make it home before 6:30 so I can get started on the day’s tasks. Not today.

I stood taking in the breeze and the smells around before getting in. Rolled down the windows and drove ever so slowly home. I saw three deer waiting to cross the road. I swear I saw a quizzical look on one of the deer faces. I even noticed plenty of squirrels darting around. I could hear the birds sing. I was almost sad when I reached home.

If only I could take the time to stand and stare occasionally there was so much to take in and enjoy. Just around the corner from my home…

Mom to three. Open adoption advocate. Writer.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: