This week has been busy as most weeks are. However, sometimes its nice to sit back relax and enjoy the life that has been given to me. I had the opportunity to do just that this week and am incredibly grateful.
While going crazy at my new job and trying to stay on top of all the tasks that have been given me, I get an unexpected phone call from my husbands’ grandparents. They said, hey were are in your area be there in a couple of hours.
Now you have to understand I am at my new job, attempting to keep up and making sure things get done. Now I have this major distraction to my afternoon and am finding it hard to concentrate. To be honest my first thought was “Oh Crap” the house looks like straight line winds have laid waste to my living room, I haven’t done laundry and with as great as housekeepers my children are, I seem to remember seeing a trail of laundry leading out of the bathroom down the hall and around the corner this morning (which I am sure must have been the cats fault).
So while pondering all the grievous errors my housekeeping skills will be displaying this evening I remember that my husband was working that evening, so I called him and said I know its short notice but can you find someone who can take your place. Luckily he has some awesome people he works with and someone came up to bat for him.
After work upon my arrival lo and behold they are already here. At this point I am hoping against hope they have overlooked all the horrendous things (you never know which closet has the monsters in it and lets not even discuss the cat) in my home and the utter chaos that everything seems to be in. THEN IT HITS ME LIKE A TON OF BRICKS!!! We haven’t had the opportunity to see his Grandparents in over 2 years!!!
Well thank you and hello guilt trip. What was I thinking, Holy Cow, here I am worrying over my laundry when I should be enjoying their company and relishing this drop in visit as we live in Kentucky and his grandparents live in Wisconsin…….2 years!!! Ok..ok so now I am feeling foolish, and am really trying to just enjoy the conversation and company that we have. We decided to go out for dinner at one of our local eateries of which they treated us to dinner. What an amazing time we had! Really honestly had a great conversation and a really good time. While their stay was short only about 3 hours or so, I enjoyed every minute!
After dinner they had to get back on the road as they were on their way home from a Florida visit. We were sad to see them go, but grateful they gave us the opportunity to visit.
Just when I thought the evening was already going amazing…..the sunset was breathtaking. It was beautiful weather, just cool enough to wear a sweatshirt. This spring evening made me take a step back and really look at what is important in my life.
My husband and I decided building a campfire was an excellent idea. For the next two hours we sat outside on our porch swing, warming by the fire, enjoying the great outdoors, listening to all of the frogs (a favorite creature of mine) croak in the pond behind our house, enjoying the simpler things in life.
It is the simpler things in life that truly make it worth living. When it is all said and done it matters not how much you have, what your home looked like……but the impact you made on others lives.
So the next time I get an unexpected phone call saying we are dropping in, I am not going to care what my house looks like, but am going to enjoy the time given to me to enjoy the company of others and all the amazing things in my life. Laundry be damned!