It's Sunday again that means it's time for one of my favorite things... Sunday Citar!!
Here's where we all share a quote or two... a favorite, a new find, a laugh inducing or tear inducing quote you love this week. (Citar = to quote in Spanish)
"Homecoming means coming home to what is in your heart."
Daddy comes home today.
In fact, at this moment, as I sit cross legged on my bed, straining to see the screen through half-closed eyelids while my littles dream away the moments till they see daddy with each rhythmic breath, he is slowly making his way to us. And sometime in the morning, could be early, could be late... but while the bright yellow rays steal across the sky chasing away the dark of night until there's no trace left, we'll see each other again.
While he's been gone, I tried to up the ante by scheduling a couple of photoshoots, wrap up a few projects and still wanted him to come home to a clean house where I actually remembered to drag overflowing garbage pails to the curb along with a few other items waiting in our basement after one of our packing binges. I think there's something empowering about taking care of a household without your other half around to pick up the slack. And to one-up myself, doing it better, faster each time? Well, that's just part of the fun. It's part of my DNA.
This week, I carried sleepy little heads to bed later, stayed up longer, woke up earlier, worked harder and played more presently. So with garbage pails now empty... though still sitting at the curb, the house clean, a few more boxes packed, two amazing photoshoots wrapped and happy little babes tucked into their beds after a long day, I'd say Project Daddy Gone was a success.
The past few days have been wet.
But we decided to venture out, pajama clad, into the puddles anyway. Collecting crabapples, throwing them and laughing hysterically.
And then... strange noise comes from camera... and no more focus.
So a change of scenery and change of lens later, we're looking at letter blocks sprawled across the floor between boxes of packed dolls and blankets.
And each and every similar moment this week was just as small and simple, yet just as grand.
Eagerly awaiting the return of the heartbeat of our home.
I would love to have you join the Sunday Citar inspiration and have all of us come to your blog to read what quotes inspire you! Simply write your own post on your blog, link within your post to my blog, and sign up with the linky below, leaving your name and the link directly to your Sunday Citar post. Just click here if any of that sounds confusing. There you'll be able to get the complete rundown, as well as learn how to link back to my blog if you don't already know how. Take a moment a visit at least three of the participants around you... you'll be glad you did!