It’s Not Easy Being Married To Me

I make no excuses.

Being married to me?  I’m certain it ain’t easy. 

I’m emotional.
Overly sensitive.
Quick to cry.

(I could go on.)

Did I mention Idealistic? 

What I mean by this is I come up with these ideas that sound so dreamy and beautiful and memory making and say things like, I just know it will be perfect. 

And then I drag others along with me. 

Like how on the very first day of vacation I came up with this great idea to wake the kids up early and drive to the lake so we could watch the sun rise. 

In my minds eye it’s so very perfect. . .

We drive toward the lake with three happy kids in the backseat.  It’s quiet because it’s 5 a.m. and the kids just stare out the window while soft music pushes through the car speakers.  We stop at a quaint donut shop to grab breakfast before pulling up to our destination where we lay a blanket on the damp sand. We sit in the darkness and we wait.  It’s still silent, because the kids are groggy, but soon the pink and the orange break through  the darkness and the ohhs and ahhs begin as three little ones experience the glorious miracle of the sun rising over the water. 

In my minds eye, it’s perfection.

Sometimes, my mind’s eye needs glasses.  You see, Chad gets up at 4:30 a.m. to go to work.  I’m sure that he would have preferred to sleep past 5 a.m. on his first day of vacation.  Instead he helped to load three kids into the backseat of the car and listened to the very loud chatter which included three thousand questions, two hundred suggestions, and 23 squabbles during the 15 minute drive to the lake. 

But we made it.

Doesn’t he look thrilled?   (He’s such a trooper.)

Did I mention that it was about 50 degrees?  In August. 

It was cold. 
(I forgot to pack jackets.)
It’s August.  Who needs jackets?

Charlie’s teeth chattered.
Meadow clung to Chad.
Chanelle remained silent.

They chowed down donuts quickly. 

Shivering continued.  Complaints were issued. 

My idealistic dream began to die. . .

Until. . .

The sky did it’s thing. . . 

Suddenly, what I’d hoped for happened.  Awe and wonder took over.  They saw what I wanted them to see.  Slayed by the beauty, captivated by the scene, the chatter silenced. . .

They watched. . .

They saw. . .

They experienced. . .

And when the sun finally showed herself in all her glory. . .

We had a consensus. . . 

. . . it was worth it.


More later, Friends.

Have a beautiful Monday.

  • Katie - August 12, 2013 - 12:14 pm

    such a terrific story, and as always, beautiful photos to go along with it! happy monday, summer!ReplyCancel

    • Summer - August 14, 2013 - 12:05 pm

      Thank you so much, Katie!

      I hope you are doing well with the start of school again.ReplyCancel

  • Ky | TwoPretzels - August 12, 2013 - 1:33 pm

    SMILING. I have the chills on this one.

    GORGEOUS shots.

    And the truth of the matter is that if I were in your family, all you would have had to say was, "Donuts" and you'd have my full-on participation.

    GREAT gift of a post, thanks lady.ReplyCancel

    • Summer - August 14, 2013 - 12:06 pm

      Thank you, Kylee.

      Donuts. It's all about the donuts, right? šŸ˜‰ ReplyCancel

  • Wrestling Kitties - August 16, 2013 - 12:59 pm

    I love EVERY. SINGLE. THING. about this post and these pictures!!

    Being idealist can really pay off in so many ways šŸ™‚

    P.S. The picture of Chad buying donuts made me laugh….that is love right there!!

    Also, I totally want Chanelle's shirt, heeheeReplyCancel

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