The little things in life just thrill my socks off, to me those little things make for the big things, memories.
Yesterday a very special and dear friend and I went riding on his motorcycle for several hours. I love being in the wind, it is therapy for me. We talked at length while we rode and stopped to grab a quick drink (water and energy drink). Relaxing and enjoyable, we share numerous memories riding the back roads together. He is one of those special, true friends I can call when crisis hits and he is there for me, and I’m there for him. One of the only ones walking who knows every deep, dark secret I have and never judges me for them, just loves and prays for me. We also share our faith which is great as we talk openly about it.
Today more memories were made after church when me and my kiddos went out of lunch. I love that we all worship together, even the ex and his wife though they were not at the same service with us today but usually they are and no that is not awkward at all. After services we hit one of our favorite places for lunch. I just love spending time with my kids and grandkids, they are jewels in my crown for sure. Nice to know too, in chatting, that my kids do not think I was a bad mom even though I know I made mistakes, they love me and see me as a good mother.
The memories of my grandson whispering across the table to me with his little mischievous grin that he took off his socks and shoes (a real sneaky thing to a 2-year-old), then later having to remove mac & cheese from his shoes before they went back on (guess he missed his mouth a few times) won’t be forgotten. I cannot imagine life without my family around me.
Great quote I heard on the way to services:
Joy is the best makeup ~ Anne Lamott
Yes, yes it is. And my life is full of joy, yes I really DO love my life. Nothing about it I’d trade right now, it is full of the wealth of blessings and love, memories and laughter, family and a few very good friends.