I Once Was a Jedi

Last night I began going through tubs of old pictures. I was by myself and having a blast reminiscing. I thought I’d include my kids by taking pics of the pics and texting through a group chat. The pictures I sent weren’t the best quality with the glare but it was still fun. And away I sent them. One after another.

I continued sending pics while my phone was vibrating with conversation. I went back to see what the kids were saying. That’s when I saw what my middle son, Ezekiel, wrote:

“She once was a Jedi.”

What? I did not understand his comment so I started going back and reading more of the thread.

His comment was related to this picture of me holding my daughter, Charlie, in 1998.

And then he posted this picture of Obi-Wan Kenobi which he found online:

This was just too funny. Hmmmm….could I be part Jedi? I decided to research what exactly defines a Jedi. Right away I found the Jedi Code. I compared it to my Momma Code.

The Jedi Code: *

There is no emotion, there is peace.

There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.

There is no passion, there is serenity.

There is no chaos, there is harmony.

There is no death, there is the Force.

~ The Jedi Code ~

Jedis (online photo)

The Momma Code:

There is a boatload of emotion.

There is no peace or quiet until maybe after 10:00 pm. Maybe….

There are no excuses. There is plenty of homeschooling.

There is (was) passion – hence, six children. Sorry, kids 😬.

There are lots and lots of l love you’s, hugs, kisses, and bandaids.

There is much chaos.

There are moments of harmony between siblings.

There is no sleep.

There is coffee.

~ The Momma Code ~

Number 6 wasn’t born yet. 🙂

While I cannot claim to be a true Jedi, we do have some similarities.

1. We strive for order and justice.

2. We can move objects with our mind. My eyes are powerful.

3. We want to avoid the Dark Side.

4. We are peacemakers.

Last night was fun and my cheeks hurt from laughing even though I was all by myself. I woke up this morning still smiling.

I hope that you can periodically have moments like these. It makes life so much more pleasant, and fun!

May the force be with you.” ♥️


*The Jedi Academy WIKI

PS I should also add that I had to eat crow as my son-in-law noticed my hair in this picture and realized that it was shaved just above my ears. Recently, I was NOT thrilled that his wife, my daughter, shaved half her head. I totally forgot that I wore my hair this way…and I did so for many years! So my daughter is having a good old time with this revelation. 😃 A fun night!

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