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Thursday, September 1, 2011

#GBE2: Longing

Longing is a dangerous topic because you just might get what you wish for.

When I was a little tyke, I longed to be "big" so I could do what my older brother and sisters did. However, I didn't realize that getting "big" meant they'd be bigger and leave me for college. So, I longed to go to college too. In fact, I wanted to leave so badly I skipped my senior year of high school and left home early.

Later, I graduated college and longed to meet Mr. Right. Not that I was desperate, but I'd kissed a few frogs (with dead flies in the ear) and was ready for the prince.

After meeting and marrying my husband, we longed for children. Children are wonderful but to quote Bill Cosby, "God has a sense of humor," and if you've been reading my blog for long, you know our kids do too. While working to civilize kids, we tend to grow uncivilized. For example, how many times have you seen a mom spit on her finger to clean a kid's face? Wipe a kid's nose with a dirty Kleenex of shirt tale? I rest my case.

Later, we longed to be out of diapers or an awkward stage of child development. Unfortunately, during all that wishing, the kids grew up and moved away. Now I wish for the vacation, holiday, or even retirement so that I may see the kids again. When these "longed for" times arrive, I'll only be older. Maybe I'll even be bored when I retire; but still, it's as if so many of us long our lives away.

None-the-less . . . I wish it were summer vacation again.


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11 comments:

Jo said...

The exact song I think of if thinking of what longing means. Wishing one's NOW away...into the past or off to the future.

shelly said...

Nice blog post.

J. A. Bennett said...

It's so true. We should long for the moment :)

Binky said...

This is strange. Just yesterday I was trying to remember who did that song.

Mike said...

Ironic isn't it? Who would of thought that one day,the diaper days would be thought of as the good old days? Great column, and the song was perfect.

Langley Cornwell said...

It's true, isn't it. I try to appreciate where I am and what's happening rather than long for something else. I'm working on it, but it's hard.

Claudia Moser said...

A great take on the topic!

Julie from Momspective said...

I liked your post and clicked on the fence <3

Kathy said...

Excellent!! I loved it!

Kathy
http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

It really is hard sometimes to focus on the blessings before us, rather than reaching for whatever is next. I want more summer, too.

Rhonda @Laugh Quotes said...

Great choice of songs for this post. Great reminder to live in the moment.