I think I have fallen off my photo groove. I haven’t picked up my camera in so long I’m afraid I have forgotten how to use it. Every time I take a shot I see so much wrong with the picture. My settings seem to be off every time.
It’s to dark
It’s to bright
I miss my mark
My mind is going in a 1000 different directions
It’s true, these past years have been hard on us, and there is no denying there are more hard times to come. I hold my breath, and clinch my teeth when I think about it.
But then I stop, take a deep breath and look at the whole picture. . . It’s been the best year of our lives. So much has happened that makes everything so right. All those things that have happened – all those things that will happen – that may happen – just don’t seem to matter to us as much today. This is our life. It’s not picture perfect. It’s messy. It’s ours.
Our son the philosopher came home last week.
It was a very good week.
We took a day to go apple picking . . . all of us together.
We lived a little,
and didn’t worry about a thing.
When we got to the apple farm we didn’t find apples on the trees.
They were already in the bins . . . all ready picked.
We didn’t care . . .
We were together,
and all of us knew it.
We were together laughing, having fun, being a family
We took one of those bad family photos were everyone is not ready .
But, again . . . that perfect picture just was not important.
We enjoyed the day.
We enjoyed each other.
And as fitting as it was for us
we found apple blossoms
in late October.
The girl who loves everyone said . . . “it was the best day ever”.
and it was
The philosopher went back to school yesterday
I already miss him.
the Fisherman and I are headed back to Atlanta
for more testing.
The girl who loves everyone said, “Already? You have to go back to Atlanta already?
and the girl who loves music said . . . “It’s okay. Mom and Dad have to do this to help get Dad healthy again. We will have fun together. “
and they will
I continue to count my blessings thanking God always
283.) the sound of tennis shoes in the dryer tumbling, tumbling, tumbling
284.) talks with the best Nana by the fire
285.) surprise visits
286.) the cards, letters and prayers
287.) girls laughing
288.) loving touches
289.) amazing skies in October