Sunday, July 31, 2011

Be appreciative

0745 and we are in the jeep with the top down. Sunglasses on, and my kids laughing in the back seat at my dumb jokes. Next stop some coffee and talk. JJ turned five today, and woke me up with a hug and enthusiasm. It took a moment for me to stir and he ran to the top of the stairs and yelled to Kelly "I guess we will just have to open presents without him!" thankfully, they didn't and I am still replaying the smiles and looks on his face. Does the content of the package matter as much as the unknown? My ever thoughtful daughter picked out an angry bird's black bomber plush toy and JJ is thrilled and Elia is all smiles and heart.

The sun is in the sky, the wind is on my face and my kid's laughter is in my ears. Despite the turmoil that often surrounds us, if you look for it, you can find moments where all is right with the world.


e.m.b. said...

My dad is always appreciative when I laugh at his jokes too. ;) Seriously though....this was a special post. Good reminder. I breathe. I give thanks.

John Montana said...

Thanks Erin. I do my best to pay aTtention to the little things that make you smile, but this morning was glorious.