Fulfilled Fridays 4 and Link-up

Welcome to Fulfilled Fridays!

A place where we can celebrate and share what makes life great.

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My girls were gone on a trip until late Wednesday evening. It was awesome. I loved every minute of my mini-staycation. I loved deciding what to listen to on the radio or watch on TV, doing what I wanted whenever I wanted, eating ice cream for lunch without having to share, and the silence.

Oh the silence. After the first couple days I was completely used to the silence. I didn’t need a radio or fan on for background noise, I simply sat in quiet at times during the day. Even the clicking of the keyboard or hum of the computer seemed too loud at times.

Then they came home.

Yesterday was quite the opposite. Talk about sensory overload. I was surrounded by 2 chatty girls who wanted to share their stories and memories. We had lots of catching up to do!

During their vacation they forgot that they’re supposed to take turns when talking. It is hard to listen to 2 different stories at the same time. Maybe that is why God gave me 2 ears, one for each story.

I laughed and smiled as I heard about their 2 year old cousin. The girls are not around young children too often and he is a typical 2 year old boy. Being 8 and 10 year old mini-mamas they loved it.

I heard about hikes and walks. I heard about swimming and geo-caching. I heard about trying to share a room with a 2 year old and how that lasted a mere 3 hours.

As sensory overloaded as I was, I was so happy to hear of the wonderful memories my children had made.

I sat and listened to their stories and noticed that it wasn’t about the activity. Each story was told with equal enthusiasm. It didn’t matter if they were out doing something special, or just playing at someone’s home, it was about the people there.

It drove home the message:

[Tweet “It doesn’t matter what the activity is, time spent with #family is #priceless.”]

And I smiled and laughed with my girls all day long yesterday.

 

Now it is your turn!

There are very few rules. You don’t have to follow me on social media or subscribe although I’d love it if you do. Links to where you can find me on social media are off to your right.

If you’re feeling extra generous, tell others where to find this link-up. I’ll make it easy for you if you use twitter!

[Tweet “I linked up at Fulfilled Fridays. Come join me! #linkup #bloggers”]

You don’t even have to link back but it’d be awesome if you did!

Simply share a post, recent or in the past about anything good. Perhaps it is a recipe, craft, a moment in time, something you overcame, something to inspire, or just a journal. Anything goes.

If you don’t have a blog, leave a comment and share below.

Let’s celebrate why our lives are fulfilled!!!!

 

And if you have a few minutes after posting your link, please spread the joy. Take some time and visit some of the other bloggers.

 

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The Linkup:

The link-up goes live every Friday at 7AM MST and closes the following Thursday at 5 PM MST.

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Shared at the following Link-up parties: Essential Fridays, Fellowship Fridays, Faith and Fellowship, Friendship Friday

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. joanneviola
    Aug 08, 2014 @ 10:24:33

    It is so true – It is wonderful when our kids want to chat with us. Their excitement is such fun. I think this is my 1st visit from Fellowship Fridays. Wonderful to “meet” you & to link up with you too 🙂

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  2. Fran @ TravelGenee
    Aug 08, 2014 @ 20:12:20

    I enjoyed your post about the peace you got with your staycaction. And hen the enjoyment if the kids coming home. Thanks for running the link up. I added my blog and then could not help myself and added my Pinterest. Hope you don’t mind. Also twittered, etc to share. Fran

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