Thursday, January 1, 2009




You know how there are some days that just stick out in your mind. Details are clearer, feelings are stronger.. Days that put things into perspective and you feel a true happiness that your exactly where you should be in your life. I had one of those days today.. It wasn't out of the ordinary; Oaklee was in the bathtub and Gracie and Colton were washing her. I was scanning Oaklees room for her "jammies" (p.j's) and looking at my disaster of a house thinking I had my work cut out for me in the morning. I overheard Gracie and Oaklee laughing. I stood outside the bathroom leaning on the door frame watching this precious moment unfold. A huge smile spread across my face. Colton was behind Gracie showing her how to hold this fake fishing pole.. Oaklee was the "Mean Shark" threatening to eat the foam floating alphabet letters. Colton would guide Gracie's fishing pole until it hooked a letter and he would dramatically and hastily pull the letter up and out of the tub while Oaklee laughed as it slipped through her chubby little fingers. And I paused.. I'm not sure what hit me about this moment but it instantly still framed in my mind. I sat soaking up the sweetness and innocence of fishing for alphabet letters. The perspective came into clear view. I am here for a reason, I am a Mom for a reason, and a young one at that. In this stressed filled world with economic downfalls and high anxiety and here we were; in a little 2 bedroom house with our favorite girls laughing at silly alphabet fishing. Pure happiness, honest happiness, real happiness. This moment in time put a smile on my face, and even now I'm smiling.

5 comments:

Picture You Photography said...

Hey Stace! Just want to drop in and let you know i am doing a photo contest! All the info is on my blog! Let your sister know too! It is super cheap and the prizes are great! Let me know what you think! Thanks Stace!

-Bre

Angie said...

i love you! this is beautiful. you are beautiful.

Bobbilynn said...

Gosh! I love your poetic way of discribing everything. Your posts really make my day. That was a sweet story.

allie and mike said...

I am so overly happy that though at first, when all of this whole pregnancy thing happened, you were scared and questioned the whole situation and now you are happier than ever. It really does show that our difficulties happen for such wonderful reasons that we might not ntice at first but soon reveal themselves to us. You are such a cute little family and these truely are the times where memories are so wonderful and happy. Soon she'll be a raving hormonal teenager. Oh the good times. Soak them up.

CAMI said...

Stacie, I love you to death! You are such a good mom and have so much insight that I would have never had at your age! I just love ya! Come see me soon!