Sisterhood Stories – All I need

Once I saw myself as someone dying to be freed
But you have led me here and that’s all I need

All the world you held
The way you see yourself
You know that you’re bound to change
You might never be the same

Once I was a (wo)man that I no longer want to be
You have led me here and that’s all I need

~ Jim Cuddy, All I need

Yes,  once all I wanted was to be free.  You know artists have this way of thinking any contraints are meant to be broken in order to gain freedom.   I was like that BEFORE.   Before YOU.

It’s like the tables have turned,  all of a sudden and I never saw it coming.   I actually long for those everyday moments,  the routine.   Which I used to find so restrictive and boring.   I love being up at 6am on a Saturday to take you to a hockey game and to be in my pj’s at 7pm to watch a movie with you.   There’s no place else I’d like to be.   And I don’t feel I’ve lost anything in that sudden turn my life has taken,   I gained so much.

Those everyday moments we get together mean the world to me.  Walking you to the school bus,  fixing your lunchboxes.   It’s not even a chore.   All these little things I do bring me joy,  and I’m thankful for each and every one of them.  If you sum up the amount of all those little things we do with love,  at the end of the day it mounts up to a whole lot of happiness.

It wasn’t about freedom,  I realize that today.  It was about happiness,  and being completely free to love and be loved in return.  I have found my happy place,  here with YOU,  and it’s all I need.

 

Please follow the Sisterhood Stories blog circle,  head over to my friend Abby Lanes xox

9 Comments on Sisterhood Stories – All I need

  1. Kate
    September 26, 2012 at 10:10 am (7 years ago)

    You, Isabelle, have a wonderful way with words. This is beautiful.

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  2. Angela Stansell
    September 26, 2012 at 10:43 am (7 years ago)

    So very sweet! I can always see the love pouring out from each and every photo of your little men.

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  3. Boo
    September 26, 2012 at 11:24 am (7 years ago)

    Ah Isabelle- truly pure and beautiful- and I feel the freedom in you…. your happiness sets you free xxx

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  4. Colleen
    September 26, 2012 at 11:29 am (7 years ago)

    oh girl you know you bring me to tears with your beautiful writing…these little boys of ours steal their Momma’s hearts…they get in there and take over our world!!!! Isn’t it magical!!!!!! love you my friend..you are a super special lady and a wonderful Momma!!!

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  5. Abby Lanes
    September 26, 2012 at 5:41 pm (7 years ago)

    Isabelle,
    Thank you so much for this heart warming blog post. Also, thank you for creating this circle of friendship and sharing. Your photos are gorgeous and I relate so much to loving the routine now. 😉
    Abby

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  6. Kay Maguire
    September 26, 2012 at 6:31 pm (7 years ago)

    Such a beautiful post! <3 I love how you can tell that your boys make you so happy and vice versa xx

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  7. Kristi
    September 26, 2012 at 7:15 pm (7 years ago)

    I’m am so in awe at the way you paint images in my head with your beautiful words. Just stunning. I love reading your posts and I love re-reading them time and time again. Thank you for sharing your soul and your talents with us. xoxo, Kristi

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  8. Jane Packard
    September 27, 2012 at 7:20 am (7 years ago)

    You have a beautiful way with words Isabelle and images to match. X

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  9. Aziza
    October 1, 2012 at 6:07 am (7 years ago)

    beautiful words and an amazing reminder to appreciate the simple yet great things in life while happening to us daily xx

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