Monday, April 8, 2013

A Beautiful Day.

I woke up this morning to the sun peeking in through my bedroom window.
The birds chirped happily and it reminded me that it was going to be a beautiful, sunny 65 degree day.
For those of you who are thinking this is cold, you have not endured a New England winter.
I rubbed my eyes and rolled onto my side, letting the sun warm my face.
I inhaled deeply and let the feeling sink in.
I thanked God for this beautiful day.
Scarlett sang quietly from the other room.
Her small voice melting me as it often does.
We got up, ate breakfast, got dressed and packed a lunch.

Now, here I sit on our blanket in the middle of the park in the warm sun.
Scarlett is in her glory as she slides, runs and plays.
I love seeing her like this.
Happy & full of light.

This weekend, I was sitting at the table with a cup of coffee, thrilled to be going over what seems to be endless amount of bills & wedding costs.
Stressed about it all, just at the right time it seemed, I heard a glorious sound.
Scarlett singing.
 It was a song I have never heard her singing before.
"Be nice to everyone, and they'll be nice to youuuuu. Be nice to everyone...."
I recall hearing this on her Yo Gabba Gabba dvd while we drove in the car one day.
I watched.
She took each baby out and set it on the floor, placing their hands together.
How completely angelic that she was singing this song while making her dolls hold hands.
I didn't rush for my camera or phone...
I just sat taking in her sweetness.
And I thanked God for that moment.
Then, in the midst of my sappy mama-joy, with tears in my eyes, I thought,
'With all that I have done wrong, with all that I fear won't be good enough,  I guess we're doing something right.'

All these moments that surround me, they fly by in the blink of an eye.
I guess I am at a stage in my life where I appreciate every simple memory.
I want to wrap these moments up and tuck them in my heart forever,
Begging for them to linger.

Today, is one of those days when I am so filled with thankfulness.
I feel like I am beyond blessed with Scarlett, Ty... myself even.
Too many times when things go wrong, people to turn to God and say, "Why?"
But when our lives are going well & we are happy, how often do we thank God?
For me, not often enough.
When those little moments hit me and I feel so overwhelmed with joy,
I've made it a point to say thank you for all the beautiful moments that surround me.
The moments that can so easily slide by if I'm not paying attention.

And today, it's this beautiful day.

Rolled Up Pretty


  1. How sweet! I love how God uses children to bless us!

  2. You have a way with words! I love this post!!

  3. this made me cry. so beautiful. i can very much relate. i find myself saying thank you and being overwhelmed with such gratefulness these days that it's hard not to let the tears fall. what a sweet song scarlett was singing. the photos are beautiful as always!! love the one of you by the flowers. <3<3<3

  4. Omg she is so precious!! You look gorgeous in that hat..

    Sincerely Miss Ash

  5. Beautiful post! I love this! Such a wonderful reminder about not forgetting God when all is well and always being thankful to him in our hearts! And your little girl is just too precious, I love that song she was singing :) Too often it's the little ones that teach us what we need to remember!



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