Recently, Carol at May Dreams Gardens, and Annie at the Transplantable Rose, did some posts about the Ant, the Bee, and the Butterfly.
It's a great analogy for life, don't you think?
I tend to be an ant. I am focused when I have a task to complete. I'm ALWAYS on time. ALWAYS! No shoes on your feet? No problem. Wear the ones in the car (we keep extras there for the times when "I can't find my shoes!")
Gotta get school done? I'm the ant.
Gotta get the house clean? Well...ummm...I'll admit...in this case I'm a butterfly. I kind of flit around from here to there, not really getting much done, easily distracted. Occasionally I may go into a bee mode and accomplish some things along the way, but household chores are not my thing.....
But I think in life, it's good to be a combination of all of the above, don't you think?
If I had stuck to my ant like qualities while doing school one day awhile (long while) back, I wouldn't have answered the phone call from my friend Donna, who suggested we drop school for the day, and instead run downtown to gawk at the Star Wars conventioneers.
What a marvelous idea!
We had a great memory-making day. I'll never forget that look on my 3 year old's face when we turned a corner and ran straight into an army of storm troopers. It was wonderful! That was BC (before camera), so you'll just have to take my word for it.
This is the world's number one Star Wars Fan. Our friend Luke. We've made many memories with Luke over the six years we've known him.
This is his big sister, Hannah.
She's becoming a beautiful young woman right before our eyes.
And Baby Brother Drew.
Their beautiful mother is holding him, but she very nicely (through gritted teeth)asked me not to post a picture of her. However, you can go to her hubby's blog, here, and see a picture if you like. (That's not cheating, is it?)
We've made many wonderful memories with our friends over the years. A lot of those memories were made because we morphed from the ant to the bee. I've learned it is OK to pick up the phone when it rings and say "yes" when a friend calls and throws you an invitation that totally takes you off the ant trail. A routine day can turn into a memory-for-a-life-time day in a moment's notice. That's one of the reasons we homeschool. To share life and experiences with our children as God throws the opportunity our way. To make memories that will last a lifetime.
Thank you to all of our friends and family who have thrown many memories our way over the years.
So you'll love me - As the excavation of my soul continues, more and more epiphanies are breaking through. I have been intentional in listening to my heart, my "deep down."...
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