I love to read.
I also like background music while I read.
Soft, but not elevator music.
My reading chair is close to my speaker.
As I was reading today, I had to lower the volume in order to concentrate.
It was then that I realized that I had lost one of my Mom super powers…the ability to drown out background noise of any kind.
I could read, talk on the phone, write a letter or make a list even when chaos was happening all around me to include the dog throwing up!
This skill kept me sane, especially on days when my rambunctious boys were confined indoors due to inclement weather.
My sons are grown with their own domestic chaos.
My days are quiet and predictable.
Everything in its place, for the most part, day after day.
I relish this quiet even though, at times, I miss the busyness of parenting.
I miss being needed, being accountable for someone, to someone.
There is no turning back the clock.
I am grateful for my life.