Just Write {32} with Momalom’s 5 for 5 !!!

April 24, 2012

{Welcome to Just Write. This week, after you link up below, click on over to Momalom and link up there, too! We’re sharing words with 5 for 5 this week! The prompt is “Words” but if you didn’t get that memo, no worries. Your post surely has words in it, so it’ll work just fine. The link to 5 for 5 is at the end of this post.}



On Sunday I got back into bed, overwhelmed and exhausted, my down comforter like a life raft. No TV, no book, no iPhone. No words. I was just thinking but not about much. Then I drifted off to sleep. I have no idea how long it’s been since I did something like that. Just calmly ignoring the loud sounds coming from the other rooms, coming in and out of consciousness. Peaceful. It’s been a really long time. It was the next thing on the to-list even if there was no list for a Sunday. it was just what I needed. I’m the kind of person that always feels like there’s a right or wrong thing to do. But my thinking wasn’t so full of questioning, of so many words and wonderings. It was like my brain surrendered and took my heart with it. Finally.

This thinking and napping thing wasn’t right or wrong, it just was.  So much of life is like that, if we let it be like that.

Being a mom is the best and hardest thing and it will leave me shaking over which next step to take a million times. I need to treat more of these things that want to shake me like that Sunday restful moment. To just breathe and wait until something that’s just what I need happens all on its own.

Everything looked different when I woke up. More doable and less mountain-like. My insides were softer and so were my ways of responding to everyone around me. That’s the miraculous magic of a catnap on a cloudy melancholy kind of day. Stopping to keep going.


This is the 32nd installment of Just Write, an exercise in free writing your ordinary and extraordinary moments{Please see the details here.}  I would love to read your freely written words so join me and link up below. You can add the url of your post at any time. Just be sure it’s a link to your Just Write post, not to your main pageThen please link back to this post in your post so people know where to go if they’d like to join in.) (Any links not following those two guidelines will be deleted.)

Also. Please take a moment to visit someone else who has linked up! It’s a really good way to meet new writers and get inspired by the meaning behind their moments. Word?

This week only: When you’re finished linking here, head on over to 5 for 5 at Momalom and link up there too! Click on the “today’s post” below and go meet some lovely people while joining in with the prompt: WORDS. (No worries if you didn’t know about the prompt and your post is done. Feel free to link up anyway because you’ve obviously used words in your post :) 

(The button will lead to the explanation of 5 for 5. Today’s post is WORDS. That is where you’ll link up.)



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