The last few weeks have been a whirlwind in slow motion. Between the absence of regular naps for my toddler, being crammed in a hotel room together for almost two weeks, driving twenty-two hundred miles and unpacking, it has been chaotic, stressful and drawn out. Thankfully things are finally slowing down as the house is coming together and we are trying to establish a routine once again.
I finally uploaded the photos I took as we drove across the country and I was reminded what those streams, mountains, and fields were whispering to me each mile we chugged along the highway. Take a deep breath and soak it all in. Forget about the same track playing over and over at my preschooler’s request, the snail-paced WiFi at the hotels that made it impossible to get any real work done and how exhausted I was from a clingy toddler who was under the weather and overwhelmed.
There is something about the beauty and grandeur of nature that reminds us to step back and remember the big picture. So I remind myself again as I sit here in the quiet of the night. Take a deep breath and soak it all in. Those remaining boxes will still be there in the morning and the loose ends involved with moving will resolve, eventually.Learning to Listen to Nature’s Whisperings I would be tickled pink if you left a comment. To read more about my green(er) parenting aspirations, advice and adventures be sure to subscribe to my RSS feed or get updates via email.}