November 20, 2013 by comhomflt
How odd it is, the juxtaposition of our normal life against the one we are about to embark on. Today, there is lively banter at the dinner table with daddy; in a short while, his seat will be occupied by a guest or just our G.I.Daddy. Today, there is someone to run across the bike path and buy me a Coke; soon I will have to decide whether that Coke is worth loading up four kids to procure. Today, there is a daddy to carry a smiling little buddy off to bed; in a few days, I will no longer be able to watch those smiles as he disappears down the hall. Today, there is someone to make sandwiches and cut peppers for lunches; on the next school day, I will have to get up a few minutes earlier to prepare them. Today, I watch a work van leave our driveway and blow a kiss to my hubby in the dark; tonight, there is no work van in our driveway anymore and there will be no more last minute hugs while I concoct my morning chai latte. Perhaps it is this awareness – the knowledge that the ordinary will no longer be ours to enjoy in the same way – that has had us taking pictures of the mundane moments of our life, more so than usual.