I could write of many happy moments I have throughout the day.
-When I sit out on the deck by myself first thing in the morning with a cup of coffee in hand, a book of poems by Mary Oliver, my journal and fountain pen. So peaceful and exhilarating it is to be outside breathing in the world as the morning breeze kisses my face and the air smells sweet and new. It is a delicious chance for me to collect my thoughts for the day.
-When my little girl stumbles out of her room all bleary eyed, hair all Don King like, cute as can be. She climbs up into my lap and cuddles up close resting her head on my heart. That is my favorite.
-When Jess, my husband, gets home from work and comes through the back door. Our little girl screams, “DADDY” and tackles him as I give him his kiss and hug. The three of us create what we call an “AnneShirley sandwich” where Jess and I kiss her on her little cheeks at the same time. She giggles and squirms until we stop. We fully intend to do this throughout her life – especially on graduation day. 😉 Everything is right with the world when the three of us are together.
-Sitting down to eat supper together and hearing the amazing, hilarious things that come out of our four-year-old’s mouth. Her imagination so keen, her observations and questions never fail to amaze and delight us. We lift our glasses, at her request, and toast one another repeatedly throughout the meal. My heart sings.
-At night, when we settle into bed to read. We are next to each other, arms grazing as we turn the pages of our books.
All is well with our world.