(You love that post title.)
Do you ever find yourself getting away from the moment in your mind? Like imagining how your life used to be at some point in your past or looking towards the future just a little too much?
Yeah, me too.
It's actually something that I'm constantly working on not doing.
Life for me and Chas isn't perfect. We're a normal (albeit ridiculously happy) young married couple who also have things that we want, things that we pray every night for, things that test our patience.
But mostly, there is oh-so-much good goin' on.
So, in an effort to bring myself back to the present moment this afternoon, I'm trying to focus on some things that I have right here, right now.
I wouldn't change these 5 things or trade them for anything.
First, and foremost, is this cute person.
That little pup look kills me. And then I tell him, "I just love your face!"
I don't work full-time hours. There are a lot of reasons why I wish I worked more. But then there are also plenty of days where sleeping in and having time to myself is the best ever.
I know this kind of alone-Sam-time won't happen again, especially once baby Sam & Chas is on the scene, so I'm trying to soak it up while I can.
And then there's our basement of love.
We're so blessed to live in such a nice, inexpensive apartment.
This is Chas' birdhouse for his soul. I painted it at work and brought it home.
Because Chas needed a birdhouse for his soul. Naturally.
It's filled with love notes from me. Every time he goes out of town on a shoot, I write him a note, tuck it safely inside his birdhouse, and he takes it along with him. Then, on his first night being away, he reads the little note and remembers how much he loves me.
Yesterday, I discovered his birdhouse sitting ever so unassumingly atop our bed's headboard.
Chas said this a little while ago:
"Sam, thank you for having such a cute blog."
For real. That's when I wonder if life could really get any better.
And I'm reminded, yet again, of how lucky I am...
how lucky I am right here and right now.