Tuesday, June 4, 2013

One perfect moment...


This is a post by Doug.  I figured I would announce that right in the beginning so you didn't get halfway through this post and realize it may not be Deanne.

I had a moment a couple of Sunday's ago that reminded me of the part it the movie While You Were Sleeping when Jack brings a box of donuts one Saturday morning to talk to his father about his plans and his father shared the feeling of having "just one minute when life is perfect.  Just one minute."

For that "one minute" I found myself staring out our kitchen window between the normal Sunday comings and goings.  I am not sure why it is called the day of rest becuase Sundays can get a little hectic, but while I was looking at this scene below, I was granted a moment of peace.  Here is what I saw: The neighbor's horse was grazing in the abundant pasture next door, the mountains capped with the snow that will provide the water for our use this summer, the new deck and gazebo we build last summer for Tyler and Jessica's wedding in our back yard, the new trampoline we were able to buy this spring for the kids, our freshly cut grass that I didn't have to mow.         



Then my eyes came inside and settled on the bowles of fruit sitting out the counter in front of me.  Deanne loves fruit and she loves to make sure we have plenty around for the kids to snack on.

Then I took pleasure in the peaceful scenes that were spread throughout the house...
Creed doing what teenagers do on Sunday afternoon. 
Marshall reading - which is always a good thing...

Malia enjoying games on the church's website...

 Niya developing her talent to take care of her own hair...

Casey, Gideon and Clayson having a peaceful play session...  

 Mom reading to Hyrum, Bria, Emma and Pierce who apparently has been hiding his interest in the "Pinkalicious" books...

 Olivia reading scriptures and Hannah reading something that I hope was appropriate for the Sabbath...  

As parents, all we can ask for sometimes is for that "one perfect minute" that helps us to recognize all the blessings in our life.  On that Sunday, I was grateful for a beautiful place and wonderful home in which Deanne and I can raise our children having all the necesities of life as we try to do what is right.

So all this added up to just a few minutes to enjoy "a few of my favorite things". 
(Another applicable movie reference.)



1 comment:

  1. This post made me smile. :-) Thanks for sharing.

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