I need to remind myself of not only who I WAS, but who I can be. I need to step outside of my label of mom, wife, teacher, etc. and into the life of KARI (who happens to be a mom, wife, teacher...). My best friend is just the person to help me do that!
I once walked through downtown New York City in a rainstorm with no one but this person.
I once fell from a rope-swing and broke her leg.
I rode my bike all through San Francisco having high-tea and visiting the beach to celebrate my birthday.
I made her 2 tiered- chocolate covered wedding cake complete with frosting bees, gold leaf, and flowers.
I have to remember how to do those things more often.
Fun. Such a simple word. My 5 year-old can sound it out, "fff-uuuu-nn" and write it down in his shaky left-handed print. My almost-two-year-old can parrot the word back to you, always making it sound like a question, and then break into giggles. Maybe it is time to take part in the simple word... more.