Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Moments in Our Life

Even everyday moments add up to the fabric of your life.  It truly is a tapestry of color and texture. I love that visual.

The part of my tapestry of life right now is very richly colored and simple. Although there is one main thread missing (D) the rest is beautiful.

Sometimes I stop and remind myself the life I have right now is not my normal life and it won’t last forever. It's like a perfectly beautiful movie without the conflict of a plot.

D is off in the Middle East building a business and I have the luxury of living in an adorable condo overlooking a wonderful marina filled with large, gorgeous boats while I wait for the arrival of the first baby born to my youngest child, my own baby.
Thoughts of my previous life come up every so often. I think of the magazine in Virginia often but I would dread to have to go back to running it. If I were still the owner, being here would not be possible. I wouldn't miss what I am doing right now for anything. I am having some of the best times of my life.

Would it be better if D was here? MOST DEFINITELY, but it would also be different. Right now it is mother and daughter getting ready for a baby. I have never done this before and I kind of like it.  :-)

I loved my work. It was a wonderful 24 years and, at most times, a whole lot of fun.  However, it was also very hard with extremely long hours and stress that ranked right up there with childbirth.

There is not a of lot of stress in my life right now. This morning I went for a long bike ride around the surrounding neighborhood madeup of well-manicured homes.  Afterwards I went swimming in the condo pool listening to my favorite music on my swim MP3. Talk about luxury. . . I am a very lucky woman.
The pool is even heated to just the right temperature for swimming laps.
After my swim I walked down to the marina to get a close up look at some manatees swimming there.  I thought there were 4 or 5 but when I got closer there were at least 9. One of them came right up to me at the dock and posed for a picture.
Take note of the toe of my running shoe in the bottom of the photo. I stuck it out on the dock so you can have a persective of the size and location of the mantee. I know they are tame, but it made me uncomforable being this close to such a large animal. He was probably about 6 feet long.
Walking away from my close encounter, the thought came to me that I was an amazingly lucky woman and life is really good. What a beautiful morning and  how fortunate I am to be able to experience it.

I know life won’t always be so good and certainly there will be times when I am not nearly as happy as I am right now, but I did stop and savor the moment. Maybe I can remember this feeling to get me through the hard times. All I have to do is figure out how to remember to remind myself. . . .

Cheers to the tapestry of life!

A few nights ago BHB and I finished sewing a blanket she started for the baby.  We talked about D’s mom, the world’s greatest mother-in-law to me. She was a very talented seamstress and would be proud of our work if she were still here.  We miss her sometimes but it was a warm thought to know she would be proud at this moment.

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