Friday, May 28, 2010

a thousand days of happiness

When I was in my twenties (long before I had babies), and Eric and I were working to survive, as so many young couples are wont to do, I was asked quite often what I wanted to do or be -- presumably when I grew up.

My answer was always the same - and so, so heart-felt.

"I want to chase frogs in the creek with my son.
"I want to take art classes on Wednesday nights.
"I want to sit on the porch sipping lemonade while watching my lace curtains blowing in the breeze."

I am sure to a very many people, there is much lacking in such dreams!

But the funny thing is that those very things so define my life.

I play with my babies. 
I explore and create and express my Self in a thousand different ways.
I sit in bliss while gazing and dreaming.

It sounds so simple - and maybe it is.  I cannot imagine any life being more fulfilling or happy or rich than this beautiful one of mine.

And so.
This post begins a month of gratitude.
And beauty.
And happiness.

Because I am so very grateful.


Sarah said...

<3 That made me tear up, Steph. Lovely life, indeed.

The lace curtain picture is very calming.

Nikki said...

Yes, so simple. But like you, I wouldn't want it any other way either.

Phyllis said...

You have a beautiful life and a life just the way you want it and you are grateful for it. Wow! Not many can say that.

danielle-laryn said...

this post reminded me of this...once upon a time, i was a college girl headed for NYC, big dreams of being an actress; then, i met my prince, fell in love, and had 3 little princes of my very old professor of mine from college stopped me one day and asked, "i thought you were gonna be an actress? you were so talented in school!" instead, i became a mom...and in that my bestest dreams became fulfilled...and i wouldn't trade it for any other life!