Wednesday, August 4, 2010


My sister's recent diagnosis has really put things into perspective for me in more ways than one. The sound of my boys' laughter makes my heart smile even more than it did before. Time with girlfriends to "getaway" are cherished and I soak up every minute. And when I hug Justin, I can feel both of us holding on longer. People cutting me off in traffic and our air conditioner going out on the hottest day of the year, really make me stop in my tracks, and think if it's really worth my energy to get upset.

Right now, I can't get enough of family time. I just soak it up like a sponge. It's a good thing that I'm off this summer because I'm really needed this time to process all of this and focus on my family. I know that school is right around the corner, but for now I'm grateful for "today" and all that it holds.

"Today" he smiled. It truly melts me everytime. Is there anything better? Actually, yes, the giggle that goes with it. It's just the cherry on top. 

"Today" I noticed the sweat that fell down their brows and made their hair look like they just took a bath and it made me so grateful that they are healthy boys who love to run around and be kids.

"Today" I saw through their eyes. Everything was exciting, everything was special…just like they are to me.

"Today" I'm reminded that I married a true partner in parenting whom I love more than I could ever say. And even if it stings a little, I love that they're more into to daddy right now than mama. Can you blame them? He's way more fun than me.

"Today" though,  mama's not too bad either.

"Today" I'm taken back by how much they've grown. How is that they've grown so fast right in front of my eyes and in pictures like these, they look years older? And just like that boyhood comes in without knocking and asking my permission.

So "today" is my favorite day. I think I'll have another favorite day again today.


  1. You better stop writing these posts that make me cry. You have such a beautiful family... what a blessing!

  2. I love this post. Writing, pictures, content - awesome. I'm thinking about you!

  3. Here's to appreciated everything we have right now. Today!

  4. I love this post and I competely understand how you feel. I had the chills the entire time I read it :)



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