Remember last year’s school picture? I am still ashamed of my initial reaction to it. I don’t know... if one of my other children brings home a crappy school pic I either laugh it off or shrug it off because it has no connection to anything emotional to me. But with Kimani everything is tied so tightly to my heart strings.
After school on the Thursday before spring break I was cleaning out the backpacks, Masha’s first, and there it was, the heavy crisp white picture envelope. I couldn’t wait to see my little cutie looking all schoolgirlish. Hmm, I was not bowled over. “Cute, but next time I need to do something different with her hair,” I thought.
Kimani’s backpack could have been sitting in a snake nest at that moment for all the hesitation I was feeling. Oh, dang it.... just open it and look. And when I did I caught a tiny woosh of air in my throat, followed by that strange muscle tightening that tells me I might cry. “She’s so beautiful,” my eyes said and all the rest of me agreed.
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