Tuesday, May 8, 2012

An Eveningtime Reflection

Sneak Peek! Lucy just brought me the pictures she took of Dash and they are darling. More to come.

I am sitting in the living room right now scrolling through the pictures Lucy took of Dash and watching the wind blow through the curtains. It is sunset and this room has two giant windows facing directly west so the light in here at this hour is magical. There is something about an evening breeze after a beautiful day that causes the fullest sort of contentment to well up in me. The camera pans out and instead of focusing on and being frustrated by the mundane tasks of everyday life (i.e. dishes, laundry, poopy diapers, etc.) I am granted an opportunity to glimpse and appreciate the bigger picture.

I have a great husband and a beautiful baby boy. We live in a darling house with a big back yard in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest surrounded by friends and family. We don't have a lot of income right now, but our needs are always met (often in astonishing and completely unforeseen ways) and we are all in good health.

So even though I spent almost an hour scrubbing poop out of the carpet the other day (I wish I could say this was a singular occurrence), and even though sometimes I find myself pining for the carefree(ish) days of my youth (or just grappling with the fact that those days are over, wait, what?? I'm not 21 anymore??) at the end of the day,
when the windows are open,
and the breeze is blowing,
and Dashel is asleep in his crib,
and Joe is contentedly tinkering in his nerd kingdom (aka, the office),
I find myself hard pressed to imagine a better life than the one I'm living.

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