Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Perfect Day

Yesterday was the perfect day.  It was perfect for all the ordinary reasons and something inside me was calm enough and in the moment enough to stop and really, really appreciate my very blessed life.

There was no particular moment that made it perfect . . . Rather it was the little moments throughout the day that tugged at my heart.  Reminding me that it really is the little things that matter.

It was the sweet tasting oranges we bought at the farmers market yesterday morning . . .

It was the sparkle in Noah's eye and the sound of his giggle when I gave him a chocolate mint after his lunch . . .

It was having Nicholas call me to ask if he could play with his friends in the neighborhood . . .

It was the quiet time I got to spend with Jay in the afternoon . . .

It was seeing the baseball fields busy as teams prepared for the upcoming tournament . . .

It was being in a carpool . . .

It was hearing Noah's laughter and excitement from our backyard as he and Jay filled balloons up with water . . .

It was the sight of pure bliss on Noah's face as he sat with his teammates during his team party . . .

It was the honest joy and pride in his eyes as Noah held his very first trophy in his hands . . .

It was the sight of the water balloon fight between Noah's tball team and the parents.  There was so much laughter and joy - it was a perfect celebration!

It was sitting by our firepit with Jay as we grilled dinner for our family . . .

As I got ready for bed I smiled and felt so blessed.  I never dreamed of an extravagent life, but I have always dreamed of being a wife and mother . . . Having my days filled with the sound of my children's laughter and my husband at my side.  That was yesterday . . . It was just perfect.

Noah enjoying his teammates!

Receiving his trophy.  His squeal with delight was the best!!!

Pre-water balloon fight . . . Siblings joined too.  What a great time for everyone!

Noah and Jay battling!  :0)

Noah getting his coach!  And look at Jay in the background, he had no mercy on the lil' guys :0)

3 comments:

  1. Simply amazing. I love those kinda days! Cousin, like I said before, your writing is beautiful, it is your God given talent.

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  2. "DITTO to the above comment." It's your God given talent. Hello to the family in Cali from us in Texas!!!! Get to see my sister soon..2 weeks from now..love you!! Auntie Kathy

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing your blessings with us through your writing...I smiled the whole way through reading your blog, with a lump in my throat from holding back tears. I am so happy for you and your guys that your lives has been blessed for as long as I've known you. Starting with your amazing dad and mom, your handsome and thoughtful brother, and your family and friends who surround you on a daily basis, and the ones who surround you via cyberspace. I love you and I am truly happy for you and pray for continued blessings in your lives. Love you cousin :)

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