In my seat on the plane.xa0I close my eyes and dream of the next 24 hours.No Housework, no beds, no food to cook, no trash can to empty.I left the weeds that climbed out of the grass.
xa0Roses that need to be trimmed.
The pile of bills on the kitchen bench was not my problem today.I'm not going home.I'm going to have a full bed at the hotel.I will eat when I want to eat, eat what I want, maybe a drink, or two very mature things.
I'm glad I don't have to listen to my son practicing the violin or watch any action cartoons.It's only 24 hours now but my shoulder has fallen and a cup of tea in front of me is hot and I feel calm.Then I began to think...I remember the day my husband and I first saw our family.
Itxa0It was a terrible decoration nightmare, but we all fell in love with it at once.Yes, cleaning is a pain, but I like every floor, every crack,xa0Every inch of the Housexa0We made it.xa0The home of our children.Although I hate that our dog leaves moldy hair on every surface, I laugh at the thought of our crazy little dog.
I remember the day my husband took him home from the kennel in cartons, and his injured leg was still bandaged.Now he sleeps by my bed every night.Thinking of cooking, I laughed out loud, which disturbed the man sitting next to me on the plane, and I remember my son eating my homemade rissoles, they are not as good as McDonald's burgers, but it doesn't matter.As for the garden that needs attention, I remember how we saved and saved to lay and seal the backyard.
Then we were so proud of it that we didn't want to park the car inside.Sometimes, the things we think we escape, the things that seem so ordinary and seem to bind us together, are actually our greatest achievements and our greatest love.A messy home, a noisy family, a crazy dog, these are not the blessings that everyone has.
Without them, we have no basis to launch ourselves, no place to be safe.xa0We can land at the end of the day.Speaking of landing I almost got to my destination but I didn't go to the restaurant for prawns and a glass of bubble I thought I could call home to see if my little boy wanted me to listenxa0He practiced the violin.The idea of escaping life just for a day seems delicious, but the reality is that home is really where my heart desires.