i'm so glad i didn't miss this ...

At Christmas this past year, Curt played a movie he'd put together of videos he taped throughout the year. A sad realization came over me as I watched it ... I wasn't with during any of the moments that were taped.

They'd been trips he'd taken up here, at the lake. Moments on their little camping adventures and hikes in the yard. Waterparks when I was busy. Moment's I'd missed out on.

But not this time.

I've had an amazing weekend with my family and I'm so glad I didn't miss it. First off ... CJ cooked every meal ... and cleaned up afterwards! He'd shoo me out of the kitchen and I'd spend time with the girls.

And then there's spending time with the girls. Snuggled up watching a movie. Connect Four with Hunter. Apples to Apples with Taylor and Ana. Constant amazement at how big Hunter is getting. And you know that secret glance you give your hubby when no one else in the world's hearts are swelled with love as large as yours, over something your child just did ... I had many of those glances with CJ this weekend.

And I marvel at how great it is to not be consumed with 'busyness' so that I'm able to connect with my hubby through a glance.

Granted, I've logged some computer time as well. I've been working on editing the last maternity session I did ... and I'm excited to share some with you soon.

But back to our weekend ... CJ took the girls out snowmobiling. I'm embarrassed to say, in the past, I usually stay in the house {most likely napping, or locked to my computer}, but not this time. Things are a changin' I tell you!

So he's got a toboggan hooked up to the back of the snowmobile {and today, a small sled to the back of the toboggan} and we took the girls {and dogs} around and around the long driveway circle.

I sat backwards on the snowmobile smiling from ear-to-ear. The girls were having the times of their lives. Even little Huntie. Even miss teenager and friend!

We took Taylor & Ana out onto the golf course {shhh ...}. Curt does not take it easy on them. His ultimate challenge and joy is to whip them off that toboggan. It took a lot of effort, but he finally managed it a few times.

We're packing up to head home soon. Back to the grind, back to the everyday.

My prayer is to remember the feeling in my heart right now and strive for that in the midst of the tempting 'busyness' jungle.


terry said...

It is such an awesome feeling and that is what I got this weekend with Ry and Nichole and the grandkids. Spending time with them with Steve had been awesome and I am the happiest I have been in a long time because spending time with my family is truly the best thing ever. I am glad that you were able to get in touch with that as well. I am telling you that last bible study was so good for me...thanks so much!

Marta said...

So glad to hear you had a great weekend and more importantly got to be there for the next video montage! I'm so proud of you - you are working so hard to ensure that your priorities are in the right place! God Bless You!

heather said...

sounds awesome...

And I love those looks at each other when your hearts are swelling with the same pride...it's awesome to have a partner to share that joy with!