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notes on living a life

Jordan, on the Blog

“Struck by lightning! Struck by lightning!” 
~ J.R.R. Tolkien 

I know, crazy huh! Jordan sent these to me yesterday; they had a huge lightning storm In South Andros, where he works, and he worked his magic and caught it. 

"How do you do this?" I asked him. 

"Oh, it is easy Ma," he says and continues on, texting me directions. 

I am one of those hands-on learners, and so I may need a lesson. And, he will be home in 11 days or so to give me one!  It seems like he has been gone forever.... oh wait, he has. I can't wait to see him, hear him laugh and touch him! He will turn around and head to Alaska right away. So I will need to focus and take all he has to offer in and hold it tight in my mama heart for another long three months. (I think he needs a new job!) 

"I don't remember who said this, but there really are places in the heart you don't even know exist until you love a child." 
~ Anne Lamott, Operating Istrucitons: A Journal of My Son's First Year