1. Saturdate. We took advantage of the twins’ afternoon nap time. We left them with our yaya, took out our chuck taylors and walked aimlessly around the village while the sun was still up. I love long walks, especially when I do it with someone I enjoy talking with. And I’m so blessed to have married this guy I can talk with endlessly, who listens, who makes me laugh, see the world with new eyes. It’s the total package—I didn’t just get myself a husband, I got myself a best friend too.
We ended up at good ol’ Dayrits, he ordered one of those huge steak burgers, and I got a plateful of yummy beef stroganoff. And then we enjoyed the rest of the daylight walking back home. Five minutes after stepping inside our little home, the babies woke up, and it’s as if we were never gone.
2. TV time. One of my guilty pleasures is waiting for the end of the week to download episodes of Grey’s Anatomy & Suits. Something about fictional surgeons and lawyers in suits makes me giddy happy. Also, Harvey Specter. <3 Besides, TV time with D is like our weekly date night. We may not be able to do things that require being away from the babies too long, but at least we can sit down, put our feet up, and spend quality time watching commercial-less TV.
3. Now-what moments. That moment when God answered one of your major prayer concerns, and you settle down into a new routine, and while you love your new life now, you start to wonder what’s up next. I’ve been having a lot of these moments lately. Should I accept more freelance gigs? Can my schedule handle more? When will I be able to justify shopping for bags and shoes again? How can I make this world a better place? It’s a good exercise for me, to ask myself questions like these. Sometimes I get a brilliant idea out of it, I write it down on my journal so I won’t forget, and pray about whether I should do it or not. But normally, all it takes to snap out of the moment is for me to hear one of the twins cry (or coo, or laugh). They are my now. I am who I am now—a mother—because of them. I’m working from home now because of them. Our life is like this now because of them.
I traded good things to embrace the best. And I won’t have it any other way. At least for now.
I’m loving and enjoying this season of my life.