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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Life, Interrupted

This past week it seemed that each and every moment that I would sit down at the computer for a bit of quiet, happy time to visit dear blogging friends the phone would ring, a knock would sound at the door or someone would fill the seats in my office.

Life interrupted. I will admit that at times I find this to be very frustrating.

This morning was no exception. I sat down at the computer three separate times. The first inquiry for breakfast came just minutes after I was seated. French toast was served and devoured. A second attempt ended when a lego masterpiece was finished and immediately dropped resulting in a million pieces. It called for reconstruction and a soothing of sobs. Sigh. I finally sat down once again and the phone rang...

I felt tightly wound. Trapped even.

I grouchily wondered if everyone felt like they had to call upon me whenever they experienced the slightest sway to their delicate webs ~ which generally turns out to be only the merest of breezes.

Then I took a moment, exhaled and decided that perhaps instead I am at the center of something intricately beautiful. Countless layers of loving and living. Relationships intertwined by delicate threads that should be admired and cherished. 

I apologize that I am unable to respond to comments left earlier in the week. But please know you are deeply cherished and appreciated.

Laura

“May you be made strong with which comes from his glorious power, so that you may be able to endure everything with patience.” ~ Colossians 1:11

23 comments :

Marydon said...

Oh, sweetie, we all have these moments. Lots of understanding coming your way. Hope that everything settles down for you.
Have missed you ~

Have a lovely & safe holiday weekend.
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Stitchfork said...

Focus on the here and now - like rebuilding that lego set. That is much more important!
Have a fun holiday weekend!
xo Cathy
your future source for acorns!!

Hines-Sight said...

Great post. Love all the photos.

Also like your new header for September.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I hate it when that happens, but it does happen to us sometimes! Enjoy your weekend!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

We are still here....take care of your life interuptions...we all have them!!

Vicki said...

Rebuilding the legos is a once in a lifetime opportunity that will be remembered forever. Posting on your blog can happen any old day... good choice, Mom!

ImagiMeri said...

Hey Sweetie,

Not to worry about yesterday! Did I miss you, yes, but there's always another day....right? I still have your present, so we have to get together so I can give it to you. My mom is out of the hospital and back with me, so I can't travel, but if you've got any free time this coming week, I'd love to have you over. It doesn't have to be for a meal, or anything, you can just come over and play, or visit. Let me know if something opens up.

Hugs,
Meri

Auntie Em said...

My interupted life has kept me away form my lovely visits with the beautiful blogs that I keep on my fav files. And unfortunately I have missed a few days checking up what you have been up to but it looks as though you have been busy. I just love the pretty wreath and very excited to see directions are included! If things get a little quieter around here, I would like to at least try a few blossoms for fall, if not a wreath.
Thank you so much for sharing and hope you get some 'me' time soon! :)

Redhead Sadie said...

Heck, honey, I know just what you mean! I have been trying to call you but I know it's going to be a long lovely chat, something to be savored, so I wanted to make sure I had the time to fully enjoy it. Think I have had that lately? HA! I miss you terribly, and we need a good creative cramming, idea-bouncing time together. Gonna shoot for this week. Why does trying to stay alive have to cost so darn much?!

Just wanted you to know I was thinking of you, sweet lovey. :-D
Jenny

Shirley said...

As long as your not feeling like the "Black Widow" ready to bite off any lovely heads you are excused to attend to the matters at hand..we deeply understand too!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh my dear friend, there are times like this, I understand totally, so glad you felt like venting a little. We're still here, so take care of your interruptions. Have a better Sunday, sweetie. Hugs, FABBY

April said...

Life around here has been much the same lately. Enjoy the interrupters. :)

French Basketeer.com said...

Oh yeah, you know I understand! Keep doing as you always do, dear Laura, riding along the top of the bumps and waves~

Annesphamily said...

Today is the first day I was able to sit down and enjoy time on my computer. It has been a long hectic week and I enjoy visiting everyone here. Enjoy your weekend and just know we have all been there. Hugs to you! Anne

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Totally understandable... we all have days/weeks/months like this... {{{hugs}}} :):):):):):):):)

My name is Ali... said...

Beautifully written! Sometimes we have to realize that when we are taken away from where we think we want to be it is just leading us to where we are supposed to be :)

Love your posts...so real and true!

Ali

Betty said...

Laura,
Yes, Life is busy and you do a great job with your beautiful blog.
Please keep writing and praying...
xo
Betty @ My Cozy Corner

laxsupermom said...

Great post! Blog reading is my "me time," and it's hard not to get frustrated when I can't stay in my seat for more than a few minutes at a time, but it's so important to remember how fleeting childhood is. My newly minted 15yr old has started receiving college mail, and I'm not ready yet. So I might sigh when I'm pulled this way and that, but I know I'll miss it when they're grown. Beautiful images! Love the dew covered webs. So pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Debby said...

Sometimes life just gets in the way....but that's life. We are still here don't worry.

fairfieldhousenj.com said...

Laura,

I think life is a series of interruptions to OUR agendas, but it is always going exactly as HE intends it to be. No worries, you are my friend and 'like the stars, I know you are there even when I don't see you.'

Love,
Deborah

Syd said...

Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures and words.

Blondie's Journal said...

You've said it so well. I have been alone the past few days and while I thought I would enjoy the 'Me' time, I miss everyone and have too much time on my hands!! Be careful what you wish for!

XO,
Jane

Hollace said...

Great images of spider webs to tie into your thoughts, especially that 3rd one down. I just had houseguests leave yesterday after 2 1/2 weeks and I am starting to breathe again...But it is September, a lovely month...