For a moment, I thought the zombie apocalypse might have come.
I had just returned home from running a few errands, and the girls were no where to be found. When I was out shopping, I had called both girls on their cell phones, and also tried texting them. It was very strange for neither of them to respond to my messages.
So when I entered the house, I called their names. There was no response. I was a little concerned. The dogs followed me from room to room as I looked for them.
As I entered my bedroom, I saw that all of the blinds had been raised. The sunlight was streaming in through the windows, revealing the last of the golden leaves on the trees.
And then I heard it-
Was that really the sound of my two teenage girls outside? laughing together?
I peaked outside from my bedroom window and saw both of them twirling broom sticks, throwing them in the air and laughing as they practiced together. My oldest has been in marching band for the last 2 years, and recently both girls have taken an interest in learning how to twirl flags (color guard). I breathed a sigh of relief and then thanked the Lord they were enjoying one another’s company- and that they were NOT on their cell phones, arguing, or watching tv!
About a half hour later, they came inside- giggling and being silly together.
Then my oldest asked if she could use my fancy camera to take pictures. “Mom, you never even use it!”
“But you’re not going to know how to work it,” I tried to reason with her.
And sure enough, she picked it right up and clicked a few buttons and was well on her way to understanding the settings and all the other bells and whistles.
As I cooked in the kitchen, I watched Katie sneak around on the floor- taking candid pictures of our dogs, of Sophie, and of our Christmas decorations. And then it happened- she popped my favorite movie into our DVD player- Elf!
It was such an awesome afternoon.
It brings me great joy in this season of motherhood any time my two teenage daughters get along and laugh together.
No cell phones.
No hiding out in bedrooms.
Just me doing mom stuff, and the girls, enjoying life together-
anticipating all the joys of the coming holiday season.
I think Thanksgiving Eve may be my favorite day of the entire year 🙂
I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! Psalm 27