2.09.2012

Sometimes...

krista smith art
krista smith art
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Sometimes I wonder what would happen if I really went out of my way to love someone I feel wronged by. Love them. No strings attached. No apology required. No thought to self. Just reach out. Speak a gentle word. Give a warm hug.

Sometimes that is a hard thing to do.

Sometimes I wish I could freeze the day or moment. When Philly smiles sideways. And his loose tooth kinda sticks out. And his hair is in his eyes. He is gonna melt a girl's heart. Someday. Today...It is just mama's heart:).

Sometimes I want to sneak off and go hang out at my mom and dad's. Just go by myself. In pajama pants and a sweatshirt. With my hair in a messy pile on top of my head. And just sit there. Feeling like I'm 15 again. It just feels like home.

 Sometimes I wish the Giants could win another Superbowl.

Oh wait, never mind;).

Sometimes I take the long way home from running errands, just to drive by Niamh and Philly's school...Make sure everything looks okay. And blow kisses to them.

Sometimes I learn far more from my daughter than she learns from me.

Sometimes it's fun to turn down the TV and just listen to the kids playing,laughing,talking.

Sometimes I stick fake bugs or snakes in Phil's work gear.  So when he opens his lunch or his bag that day, he gets a nice little surprise;).  
(I know.  I am incredibly mature.)

Sometimes we are running late in the morning.  And I can't find matching socks for Philly.  And one of those un-matching socks just happens to be Niamh's.   The one with a pink stripe along the top.  And I hope that he never remembers those mornings when I sent him to school in a girl sock.

Sometimes I wish we lived in a warmer climate.  Because I am always cold.  Already burnt out a heated blanket this winter.  From over-using it.

Sometimes the kids ask questions that really make me think.  Today Niamh asked, "If God doesn't need us, why did He make us."

Sometimes I have no answer.

Sometimes I'm tempted to not get up on time on a rainy morning.

Sometimes I succumb to that temptation:).

Sometimes I eat a left over slice of cold pizza for breakfast.  Favorite breakfast in the world.

Sometimes it's just me awake late at night.  And I kiss Phil on the forehead.  And my babies on their little hands.  And I just listen to them all breathing.  Funny, how my life depends so much more on their breathing than my own.

xx

37 comments:

  1. That is very nice and so true. except for the giants winning the superbowl. LOL

    Hugs,
    Kate

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  2. ...thinking I was meant to find your blog...for no other reason than the words you have at the top...writing to taste life twice....saw that on a journal in Target at the beginning of the year....

    ...think it is amazing how some words/phrases make an impact on our lifes....and stick in our minds.

    ....there is a great one by ben franklin....'either write something worth reading, or do something worth writing'....

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  3. So beautiful. The last part brought tears to my eyes. You're a very heartfelt writer Krista. Don't stop and thanks for sharing your personal thoughts with us.

    Hugs, xoxo

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  4. krista hun you always do such beautiful posts. I do so love to read them and they always inspire me.
    I am working very hard on forgiveness at the minute myself,luckily not needed at home but people at work and its is hard so hopefully your post might give me the extra bit of strength I need to get through the working day today.
    have a great day hun
    huge hugs Lou xxx

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  5. How wonderful! It's nice that you can express your words and feelings so beautifully! It touched my heart! Thanks :O) Hugs! Leah Ann

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  6. I love the way you write things down Krista, its not easy to do for some folks, your very spiritual its a lovely disposition and you make people think when you write these things down, if only everyone could take time and look at the ordinary things in life that arent really ordinary but so special, thanks for this today. Im a nurse in a hospice and often have feelings like this, its something for me to think of today, family, good friends and day to day happenings, I hope you have alovely day whatever you do xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  7. Wishing you a fine day, you made me think...
    hugs Dorte

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  8. I'm with Kylie. Tears swelling in my eyes. You are a beautiful writer and artist! I too have the 'sometimes' thoughts running around in my head. I've forgiven the worst in people who have hurt me the most. I am a bigger person for it. Life is too short. Sometimes, I wonder "what if I hadn't". Where would I be? Life is simply worth living. Not worth dwelling on. I'm struggling with that at the mo. Setting priorities. Not sweating the small stuff. It's everything else that makes the small stuff worse. Learn to let go. Learn to listen to 'that breathing' at night. That's what's important. I'm thankful for posts like this.

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  9. Good morning Krista (it's almost 8am here),
    Like Cor has said before me, Life is too short, life is simply worth living. The first thing you wrote here today is such an important part of making life better and making the world a better place to live in. but not just for others, for ourselves. If someone asks for forgiveness, we do it to make them feel better don't we, but how many times have you done it and noticed how much better 'you' feel? That is the real wonder of forgiveness, the often, unnoticable results we benefit from. So forgiveness can often be about lifting oneself, 'cos if you think about it, without that forgiveness we'd probably just go about not smiling, dwelling on the hurt and we would probably be a bit grumpy with others too.
    The wonderful thoughts you have had in this post today really are proof of the 'good heart' you have to think about forgiveness in the way you do. Of course it's hard but instead of saying ' I am so deeply hurt, I can NEVER forgive', you thought about the possibility in a generous and selfless way. I think you have given us all something to think about today; Its takes a very big and heart within a very special person to be so brave. Bless you for that.
    Have a wonderful day. Hugs Linda (UK)xx

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  10. Krista, you have such a wonderful way with words!Thanks for sharing.
    Jo x

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  11. You have such a beautiful soul, Krista! It's really wonderful what you have written, and so true! I really enjoy reading your posts, thank you for sharing them with us!
    Have a wondeful day! Sending you warm hugs from France.
    Silvie
    xx

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  12. Awwww such wise and thoughtful words.... and I agree with them all, apart from the cold pizza for breakfast..... hmmmmm

    Hugs
    Christine x

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  13. *sigh* I wish I could write the way you do! You totally get across what you are feeling and what you want to say and do it soooo beautifully...I just waffle nonsense!
    Big Hugs
    jane

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  14. Hi Krista
    lovely word's, so pleased that you take the time from your busy life to appreciate/love/value what is important. This precious time in your children's live's will go so quickly (from one who know's), SO it is SO important to make the most of it.
    hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

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  15. hi hun,
    i love reading your somethimes :) made me smile :) huggs jo x

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  16. oh dear. i love this one. Sometimes I just want to hug you. Praise God for your sweet heart girl. It really is a blessing :).

    ♥CheChe

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  17. I had to laugh at the bugs - I'm ever so mature too (at almost 52) but isn't it brilliant to have the Sometimes & know that He knows ALL the time. Thank you for sharing your family - Philly is going to be quite a lad.
    Much love to you all
    Paula (PEP)

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  18. muah! So sweet, a lovely list of pics and ponderings.. you are a beautiful heart.
    xo
    Mel ;o)

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  19. Thanks for sharing that, it was good stop and think moment for my day. Take care.

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  20. Krista,
    You and me are so much alike!! I have a draw full of socks and it's very rare that my kids wear socks that match, lol! And since my son is 12 and we share the same shoe/sock size, it seems every now and then he gets a girl HANES sock with pink working on it paired with a blue one, he hasn't seemed to notice yet but if he does, watch out! Love your posts and You!!!
    Have a great day,
    Love,
    Kristin

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  21. Krista you write so beautifully and so touching, you completely draw me in to your storys and your life, thankyou for sharing. Joey xx

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  22. Just wanted to pop in and say I love this post. It was a really nice thing to read and wind me down on my hectic work lunch today - I just adore your little family!

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  23. Sometimes I wonder how someone like yourself, be so much alike someone one the other side of the US! Love your blog and your sprit!

    Lizzy

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  24. You write like you draw...with a pencil that has the ability to take your mind and imagination anywhere.
    Thank you

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  25. Sometimes God's blessings are so BIG and He fills us up with so MUCH that we just can't STAND IT and we're going to EXPLODE with JOY! Thank you for the reminder! :o)

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  26. Amen! (and pair that pizza with a glass of COLD milk and NOW you've got a breakfast!!!
    Wonderful words from a wonderful soul...
    Hugs,
    Teri

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  27. New follower by way of The Wiegands. Sometimes I wish some of those very same things...

    Lauren Rebecca

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  28. Beautiful post, Krista! You are as talented at writing as you are at drawing! An artist from the tips of your fingers to the depths of your soul! It's always a pleasure, and thank you for sharing those gifts with us! :)
    {hugs}
    Regan

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  29. Great touching post to read Krista. Blessings! Ruby x

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  30. Thanks for sharing your fab words Krista, you are touching my heart, especially the final sentence...

    Hugs, Franz (from Italy, sorry for my terrible english!)

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  31. new follower! your children are beautiful! i needed this post! i can relate to alot of it!

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  32. So true sweetie! I often just watch my little ones sleep and breath, sometimes I have to stop and wait just to hear a large breath if they are breathing to quietly! Sometimes I can't resist just waking my littlest one a tiny bit so I get a little hug! You really are such a positivity inspiring person and so eloquently written! Hugs rebekah xx

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  33. Your words are beautiful - you are so lucky with your lovely family and it is good to see the pleasure you take from them. Life is so fast and frantic these days that time slips away before you know it, so the fact that you enjoy each moment is special. My life has turned from joy to despair with my family and I miss the 'before' so very much.

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  34. I LOVE your hair with all the colors...how/who does your hair for you? I would LOVE to get my daughters done like that! You are a very beautiful lady, BTW! (my email address, incase you wouldn't mind answering the hair question is: michelle.edmonds.1969@gmail.com thanks!)

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  35. You have a wonderful way of expressing yourself through word. Beautifully written and I am so glad I stopped by your blog today!

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