Sunday, June 29, 2008

Today

(Shout out to my camp friends!)

Today, while the blossoms still cling to the vine.
I'll taste your strawberries, I'll drink your sweet wine.
A million tomorrows shall all pass away,
Ere I forget, all the joy that is mine
Today.
-John Denver

I've been having one of those days.  Oh, but not one of those days, rather one of those days where all of the zen-ness of the planets being aligned, and the stars and the heavens surround me.  I'm taking a break from being a smart-ass and just sayin' ... thank you big ol' world.  Thank you for taking such good care of me.

I was pulling our little red wagon, with my two kiddos behind me, warm wind in my face after a day of just simply, being a Mom, and I realized, this is it.  This is what I had always been waiting for.  Those days in high school, or college where I wasn't sure if I'd get the career I had dreamed of (teaching, and I did), the family I was wishing for, the husband and friends to support me, my family to rely on.  I'm here.  

If I could show that jamie of ten or fifteen years ago, what would become of her it may have taken some of the worrying away.  Of course, it would have taken the adventure and suspense away too, but lookie here, this is it.  And although there is much, much ahead yet to be discovered, I am so proud and thankful for today.

24 comments:

Denise said...

That is awesome! Glad you had such a great day and everything was ok with the world :o)

4 Little Men & Twins said...

Wonderful post! Don't you just LOVE 'those' days.

brittany

Krystyn said...

Hey...at least your realized it. That's awesome that you had such a great day!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Hi Jamie~

I'm glad you're having a pulling-your-kids-in-a-Radio Flyer kind of day. I had one of those yesterday at the fair.

XOXOXOXO

Kellan said...

Beautiful post - beautifully said and beautifully written!

Take care - Kellan

Kristen said...

What a truly wonderful post!

That is awesome and I love those moments. And what I would love to tell myself as well.

Perfect post and thanks for sharing your wonderful day with all of us! :)

Kathryn said...

Amen! I've been feeling it too. :)

Courtney said...

I knew that girl 15(er 19 years ago...) I am SO glad she (and me) have gotten what we wanted. Here's to lovin' mommy life!! love, C

LaskiGal said...

AWE . . . you had THAT moment. That is a moment I just live for!

How wonderful for you!

Sincerely Anna said...

Hope you have lots of days like this!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

It's those magical days that keep us coming back for more!

CRigg said...

Great post, love those days!
Good to see you tonight, Jamie!
C

dkuroiwa said...

Very lovely, Jamie. Oh the things I would tell 'young Debbie'...the list is so long...the "men to stay away from" list alone would take days!!
I too wish you many more moments like that everyday. We all need them!!

Stephanie said...

I love those days too. Although it has been a little while for me with all the busy-ness of summer. Hopefully after this weekend, I can experience some nice zen-ness. Enjoy!

Lisa said...

Lovely! So glad you're enjoying it all....

Kind of feel like I'm in the same place. These are the days. The days we'll look back on and wish we could re-live again. The golden ones, you know?

Enjoy this beautiful day, my friend!

Lindsey said...

Ahhh....content and happy. I'm there too even with all this moving. Ten years ago, I could not have pictured my life being so wonderful.

I was so worried about turning 30 earlier this year and then all of a sudden I didn't care. B/c it's all better than I'd hoped.

CC said...

Huzzah!

Amy said...

Beautifully put, Jamie! While I haven't read many blogs in a few days, I am happy I read yours. Thanks for making me think about the real things (and the most important). I hope you are all doing well.

Amy said...

Beautifully put, Jamie! While I haven't read many blogs in a few days, I am happy I read yours. Thanks for making me think about the real things (and the most important). I hope you are all doing well.

Wendi said...

I am so glad I stopped by to visit your blog.
I love this post.
Perfect.
Thanks for sharing your "this is what I had always been waiting for day".

Karen said...

That IS a wonderful day. To love the life you're living - it doesn't get much better than that.

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Aren't you one of the ones always giving me crap about being too happy about life? Welcome to the half-full glass. It's wonderful here. ;-)

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

Just have to day I love John Denver :)

My Ice Cream Diary said...

I was reveling in this same kind of moment last year. LOVE IT!!!