A bobby pin! I've been staring at this bobby pin all day! I haven't touched it. It has stayed right where Lacey left it. One thing that finally hit me was that I hadn't grumbled about the bobby pin either.
Now that you think I'm crazy... the bobby pin is a thing of the past, a flashback of grumbling, and flood of memories. The bobby pin makes me smile!
When Lacey was younger and in dance, softball, track and running, bobby pins were in a constant in our house. It seemed as if we bought a hundred pack every other day. We were always picking them up: the couch, the floor, beds, trays, counters, drains, washing machine, dryer... Simple bobby pins were an annoyance.
Today seeing a bobby pin laying on my tray meant Lacey was home! More importantly she went to a dance class last night. Her face was lit up when she came home last night. She was excited to show me things she had learned. That bobby pin had been holding back the hair of my beautiful girl while she was once again doing something she loved.
Somehow, today that annoying bobby pin became something precious.
Take a minute to look at an annoyance in your life in a different light!
Now that Lacey is off at college, I find myself with way too much time to think. For me, thinking leads to worrying and worrying leads to worst case scenario. So I thought maybe blogging and putting some of my thoughts down might help myself. You never know, at some point I might come up with a clever thought or idea in the process!