This Beautiful Inheritance: Adventure of a Lifetime

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Adventure of a Lifetime

Yesterday my best friend called me. She lives out of state now, and we don't get to talk that often. so when we do, it's always a breath of fresh air.

"What have you been up to??" I ask.

Her response:

"Well, we've been traveling a lot lately. We went to Illinois a couple weeks ago, and this weekend we went to Memphis for a wedding, and next weekend we're going to East Tennessee for another wedding. And there was a possibility of us spending the summer in New Zealand, but it looks like that may wait a while now..." (They also went to Cincinnati earlier this year)..."What have you been up to?" she asks.


My mind races for one remotely interesting thing to say.

"Eden's getting a new tooth" was the best I could come up with.

We both laugh at my meager update on life, and she assures me that hers isn't always that interesting. But I was stunned by the stark differences between us. My friend and her husband don't have kids, and they work for a college ministry that requires some travel. So they're here, then they're there, and they'll probably move soon... My husband and I, on the other hand, haven't been outside of a 60-mile radius in far too long. And we're still trying to scrounge up enough pocket change just to get away for a date night.

But quite honestly, I haven't even noticed. I know it sounds cliche, but I feel like I am on the Adventure of a Lifetime as a mommy. There is NO GREATER joy than hearing my daughter learn a new word, or get a new tooth, or watching her play chase with her daddy. If you don't have kids, you think I sound lame. If you do, you know that not even New Zealand can compete with that.

editor's note:: many, many attempts were made to get a photo of this "new tooth." All were utter failures.

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree. Being a Mommy is an Adventure of a Lifetime and I wouldn't trade it for ANYTHING!!


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