As I sit in a new computer chair, in a new office, in a new townhouse, in a new town, I can hear the train.
For those who might not know this, we bought a townhouse in the suburbs. We bought it for 2 reasons:
1. So that Patrick can commute easily to Chicago for college
and 2. So that Kate doesn’t have to drive an hour and 10 minutes to high school.
We didn’t want Patrick to live in the city alone and Kate had her own ideas about where she wanted to finish high school. We know it is unconventional, but it works for us.
Our intention was to broaden their worlds, safely. So we bought near the train for easy commuting and near the high school for easy driving …on purpose.
Intention and purpose… I know my maternal intention and purpose. It is to “Hold down the fort” as they say. And while I am holding I thought I could share my adventures with you.
With all of the “new” goings on, I feel like I am going to college too, only this time
…I am married,
…I am not deciding whether or not to do my homework,
…I am actually waking up in the morning,
…I am much older and much wiser,
…I have a dog,
…and I can hear the train.