Wednesday, December 14, 2011

December Sunshine

Sometimes the very simple, brief moments in life are worth savoring.  Yesterday afternoon I happened to walk through the living room just as the afternoon sun was slanting through the window and hitting the ornaments on my tree at a really pretty angle.  In the few minutes it took to get the camera and take the photo, the picture was already changing.  

With camera still in hand, I turned to see Joe and our grandson, Miller, sitting on the sofa - laughing and playing.  Yeah - it's a thinly disguised way to work a picture of my grandson into the mix.  But really - isn't he adorable?  And how lucky was I to catch this brief moment as well?
In the blink of an eye, this little guy will be walking, talking, starting to school.  I have always loved the quote "Life isn't measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away."  

Most of the time, those moments are tiny and quiet.  If we're busy - rushing through the day amid noise and distraction - they come and go and we never even know there was a gift we just missed.

December is halfway over.  Celebrate, yes - but make the time to savor and enjoy it as well.


  1. love the tender moment with Miller and Joe. So sweet! I really miss you! Can't wait to see you in Atlanta. Joe will be there as well, right? Kevin isn't coming again this year :(

  2. Yes! Joe will be there! Tell Kevin we will miss him. Can't wait to see you!

  3. true!!! Savor those moments! My "baby" just had a 44th birthday today. Time goes too quickly!

    He's adorable!!!!!

    Hugs, Diane