Monday, 3 March 2014

A Turn of Phrase and The Great Adventure

I'm always in awe of people who can put their thoughts into words so beautifully and articulately.

These words that, when I experience them, are so akin to my own thoughts about the topic that I am overwhelmed with a range of emotions from pure delight to bitter sadness.

Kelle Hampton is one of these people. She blogs at Enjoying the Small Things and has a rare talent of noticing all those "small" things about family, motherhood and ourselves and acknowledging that it's the sum of these parts that are the big things in our lives.

Kelle has recently introduced me to Kelly Corrigan.  Please watch this amazing video...

I'm in tears listening to these deliciously descriptive words and my mother's heart is yelling "Yes! Exactly!" to all of the concepts within... How I did actually want to be Dianne Fossey, the perfection of a sleeping child, "reveling" in domestic litter, simultaneous loneliness and claustrophobia, just how fast they grow, how rarely an adolescent showers, and the joy of being present for the small things. 

I laughed out loud to the part about giving the finger to your cranky child's back.  I'm so glad I'm not the only one that does this!

Listening to Kelly's description of the great adventure of motherhood has also made me feel so incredibly grateful to have had the last five and a half years to just be Mum. 
I'm putting Kelle's book, Bloom and Kelly's book Glitter and Glue on my Must Read list. 

Do you have a favourite 'motherhood' writer I should check out?

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