Posting today at Five Minute Friday with Lisa-Jo Baker.
Have you “got it together?”
I know that on some days I don’t — and it looks like this will be one of them. It’s 1:30 a.m. and I can’t sleep. Too much stuff rolling around in my head despite the melatonin. In my sleeplessness, I work to gather the thoughts, organize the tasks mentally, set things aright.
Later in this day, I plan to board a train for Chicago. It’s been far too long since we’ve been “together” — that Windy City son of mine and his beautiful wife. So, with work piled on my desk and a list of chores set aside on the kitchen counter, I’m running off to be just a mom for the weekend.
It’s important to do this. With the four boys scattered, it’s important for the Mom to fulfill her role as the “hub” of our family wheel. Together in my son’s brownstone apartment, I’ll bring this segment of our family up-to-date on the happenings of his brothers and we’ll all feel connected again.
We can’t all be together, but maybe this Mom who doesn’t always manage to “get it together” can connect the parts and we can be family.