this week I wandered and followed the signs, picking up some treasures along the way..
I wandered while running errands, missed my turn off & discovered beautiful sights..
I wandered out with these guys and had delicious coffee and banana bread with poached autumn fruit..
I wandered out in the rain and loved rugging up in woollies & bright yellow gumboots..
I wandered outside to catch up with this beautiful guy, sporting my wears and contemplating..
and amidst all this wandering I made time to read in bed at night...
and crochet like a woman possessed...
trying new things, making mistakes and going with the flow...
I've spent this week purposefully wandering, being acutely aware of signs unseen and hoping to recognise the changes I was so certain were on their way.
What I discovered hit me like a bolt of lightening, and what I discovered was that those changes were happening already. That this feeling of 'changes in the air' was already being lived...by me, right now!
I have been living the moment where all my babies are growing up and are all at school, and it has been such an enormous change. And so, so emotional.
My purpose at home was no longer necessary. It's been a long time, and as I've always said, I have been blessed to have had the opportunity to be a stay at home Mum. It was what we wanted and just the way we planned.
Now suddenly its over. I'm scared and excited. I'm missing my babies and I'm loving the freedom to move forward all at once. I imagine it might feel something like this when they all grow up and move out too!
It's taken a looong while to come to terms with, but this week I'm grateful to have had time to wander, time to recognise my life changing from the beautiful, treasured world of a stay at home mumma, and onto the next phase. Exactly what that is, for now, I'm still uncertain...
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