Friday, June 12, 2009

excuse me, I'm off to hang up the sheets.

Joshua comes home tomorrow afternoon.
if I clean the house tonight, then tomorrow morning I won't worry at all about cleaning; I will go to the coffee shop with my boys; we will read the books we checked out of the library this week; Malachai will be captivated - - new books do that to him. and I'll surprise the boys and I'll get them a couple of Kinder eggs; Selma will see the chocolate and beg for some. I will ask Josu to share some with her; he'll give her a piece the size of a grain of sand; I'll remind him to be generous and he'll give her some more. . . . she'll ask for more and I will tell her no, and she will cry until a tenderhearted coffee drinker at a neighboring table will insist, insist on getting her a croissant. that will take us to the end of the book, and then we'll take our soccer balls out to the park and practiced the techniques we read about in the library book. While we're at the park we'll run into all the friends and neighbors who chose not to spend their morning at the local pool. . .
and we'll talk about Joshua. and about how giddy I am to see him after two weeks of him being gone, and maybe someone will ask about what it is exactly that he is studying, and I'll explain about Joshua being a theologian who tries his hardest to put it all in practice, or maybe I'll get to tell them about the project he is doing for one of his classes - - using Spain's civil war propaganda posters as part of a contemporary confession of faith, written in light of the the Spanish way of living and thinking and viewing the world. . .
(I'm very proud of him)

it probably won't work out exactly like that, but it will probably be something similar. that would be a good morning for me.

that is why I am cleaning the house tonight.

4 comments:

Gabrielle said...

nice. I recognize the picture of Joshua, in the little French villa...hard to forget those little black and white floors. Yay for Joshua coming back..wish we were there to hear him expound on all of the things he's learned...

Ginny said...

I know Joshua is going to be so happy to be back home! Two weeks is a long time to be gone.

Enjoy the weekend!

Love,

Ginny

Heather Pelczar said...

Naomi, you are so sweet to know and listen to. I love hearing of your love for Joshua. I hope his project turns out well and bears fruit within your church and relationships.

Naomi Smith said...

Gab, you're good - - it is France!
we went out on a date last night and we talked all date long about his trip and what he learned (I made him, it's all so terribly exciting and interesting!)

hi Ginny! we are looking forward to your summer visit!

thank you sweet Heather!