Thursday, July 28, 2016
A while ago at my brother in laws wedding Pete's cousin Christa's oldest daughter and I were talking...I think she was about 4 years old at the time so it was a typical conversation..."What's your favorite color Claire?" I asked her.
She answered, "white!"
I was kind of amazed by that answer. Most little girls were predicable with answering, pink..maybe purple...but white was totally not what I was expecting. From her answer I was able to clarify my own favorite color....my favorite color was white too...but I never really embraced it as my favorite color because it was not really a color. It is white.
It is the color I could not wear for most of my life because I tend to be a bit messy in my surroundings and I knew white would show all.
But the love of the brightness of white has won over the worry of showing my mistakes. I have moved in and out of several homes and with this last one I decided to use my favorite color more than ever before. I know it will show some of my mess sometimes and may not always be practical among the mess that walks around here most of the time..but I don't care anymore. Or maybe I do care.
I have been a stay at home mom for almost 15 years. I create the base for all the memories these kids are creating. Our house and our things color the pictures of their past. I want that to be surrounded with brightness and light.
Some moms don't get to stay home as long as I have. Some have gone back to work. Our lives all change as our kids grow up. My life has changed and the colors along with it. I know what I like a bit more these days. I like white. And thanks to Claire, I have answered that favorite color question with the same color for 10 years. I am not sure if she has.