So Happy Together
" Imagine me and you and you and me No matter how they toss the dice, it had to be... I can't see me lovin' nobody but you for all my life" (The Turtles)
If this song doesn't give you all the feels I don't know what will. This song has me feeling nostalgic and optimistic with every beat. I understand this is written for romantic love. That point is not lost on me. Hear me out for a minute... My children are a natural extension of a love story that started years ago when my husband and I met in college. I met him and it was as though the pieces fit. A piece that I was not looking for fit. With an unforced somewhat instinctive ease. That genuine place of love created life. Becoming a mother was being introduced to a complete stranger that owned my heart from their first heartbeat. My children were another piece. Pieces that I was not looking for but the moment they arrived they fit. The classic lyrics make me think of my family. We are better together. I am often asked why we chose to homeschool. Purely we are happy together. It is not so much about the negativity "out there" as much as it is about the growth taking place in here.
This is no fairytale. This is everyday authentic life. My day to day work much like all work includes frustrating and menial task. My focus is on the big picture not the moment by moment fleeting frustraitons. Reading books that broaden our worldview, packing up in search of exploration and adventure, playing and cooking to learn, a childhood filled wonder. This is some of what keeps me going. We enjoy each other. Learning along side one another and a larger community doing the same.