. . . that’s why I haven’t blogged.
You don’t believe me, do you? I have proof. See?
That’s Chad. In a tie. On a beach. In. . .
I can’t lie. No, I haven’t been in Maui. (I wish.) Actually, we were less than two hours from home where I photographed a wedding. On a beach.
That’s Chad standing on the beach prior to the ceremony where I was frantically testing the light and my camera settings. I swear, my husband is a saint. I think I have about as many pictures of Chad as I do the bride.
Anyway, extra time has been devoted to the wedding photos, but I still had to stop in for a moment. I came away from the wedding weekend with many thoughts and experiences that I’d like to share. I need to mull over them a bit, first, though.
Each time I begin to get a bit over-whelmed and consider ‘taking a break’ from this space, Chad is quick to tell me ‘I don’t think that’s a good idea.’ I’m not certain why he says that–perhaps I should ask. I trust that he’s right. Recording our story–however uneventful it may be–is important to me.
While Chad and I were
basking in the sun frantically chasing a bride in Maui Lake Erie, Charlie, Chanelle, and Meadow spent time with my Dad and my sister. I’m quite certain they will be boaters someday.
Really, who wouldn’t fall in love with something while eating Krispy Kreme donuts and listening to the sounds of lapping waves and watching beautiful sparkles dance on the water? As soon as we got home the questions began, when are we going to Poppy’s boat again?
The weekend was a crazy whirlwind. After the wedding we headed home and did our best to recover. While people in Maui likely sit pool side or ocean side–we sit swing set and hose side.
Doesn’t every Dad want to spend his day at the zoo?
I am so thankful that they have him. That I have him. That we have him.
So, instead of taking a day for himself, Chad made it a day for them. We had some happy kiddos, especially when they found out there were dinosaurs at the zoo.
We may not be on the beaches of Maui, but I’ll tell you this. . . simple days like this remind me how good life really is.
And like I said, I came away from the weekend with a lot of food for thought–things I am still chewing on and hope to write about soon. For now, I wish for you a happy day and a moment to breathe in the beauty of the now.
More later. . .