if you follow us on instagram, then you know that we spent an extended weekend and the first part of this week in san diego for the easter holiday and to spend some time with family and friends. we are already desperately missing the ocean and this mama was a little bummed to be back home in our normal routine with the hubby back at work (it's just so much more fun when he's around all day). sometimes it's hard to leave a mini-vacay and i can get wallow in the things i feel are missing (like perhaps a seaside cottage) in my life instead of focusing on the bountiful blessings.
my mom watched holden yesterday while i treated myself to a manicure, pedicure, and shoulder massage. while mindlessly perusing junk magazines, happy for some light reading, i came across an article in people magazine that followed survivors of recent shootings that had taken place in the united states. as i read through each person's story, my heart ached for those that had lost a loved one, those that felt that time had been stolen from them and i was instantly reminded just how precious each moment is, reminded what is truly important in life, and reminded to be grateful for everything i have. while i am most often acutely aware of this, sometimes i need just a little reminder. it's funny how god always has a way of reminding you what matters.
happy weekend to all.
for each new morning with it's light, for rest and shelter of the night, for health and food for love and friends, for everything thy goodness sends" - ralph waldo emerson