Saturday, October 20, 2007

"Oh what a beautiful morning, Oh what a beautiful day...."

It is an absolutely beautiful morning here in West Texas. It was cool this morning in the 60's with bright blue skies, plentiful sunshine, and a light breeze. And, it's quiet. No TV, no radios, just the sounds of nature--birds talking, leaves being rustled by the wind; you know how it is. It's just so wonderful. It's serene.

My son is playing sweetly with his trains in his bedroom and my girl just feel asleep in my lap. As I take her to her room to lie her down in her crib the thought comes to me---these are some of the best days of your life--cherish them. It's so true, isn't it? We don't know what the rest of our lives are going to bring, so we need to remember to cherish the moment we are living in.

We get so wrapped up in the everyday chaos that when a quiet, peaceful morning comes along, we almost miss the specialness of it. It almost reminds me of being a kid and how even though life wasn't perfect all the time, it felt safe. I miss that sometimes. That total feeling of knowing that everything in life was going to be okay no matter what. I hope that's how my children feel. I want them to always know that they will have that in their hearts.

5 comments:

Eryn Kesler said...

Sounds lovely! You are right to cherish it...I forget to do that many days. Enjoy your peace and stillness while it lasts. Love you! E

molly said...

Okay Rachel,your blog is my daily fix for laughing out loud! Mostly, today it's due to Eryn's comment on your previous post...where she used the word 'turd'. LOL...a lot. SO SO FUNNY. Reading over your post about such a peaceful morning filled me with peace too. Thank you for sharing life! It actually feels like you are on the same side of town as me. Funn huh?
I love you.
I watched a Tommy Lee Jones movie the other night. I think the title of it was 'Three Burial's'. Not an easy/fun movie to watch, but interesting...AND a movie filmed near Midland.~What do I know? Maybe I only think it's close to Midland because it's from Texas. As I watched the scenery/society in the film,I wondered how close it was to what you see day to day. Anyhoo, scenic blue skies of Texas on film were just gorgeous to see...how much better that you get to live and breathe it!
We're good here. Steve has been invited to a guys weekend in Vegas this next weekend. He's hemmed and hawed on going or not. (head shake) No matter what he chooses to do, I hope it's a blast of a weekend either way.
Will talk again another day. Love you tons!
Molly

Eryn Kesler said...

OK LADY....time to post again! I miss you! Now that you're a blogger, I feel like we're better at staying in touch. LOVE YOU LOTS! hey, post some pics of my neice and nephew...and what the heck...how bout a brother in law? I miss your faces.

Eryn Kesler said...

One more thing...I think of you guys when i see that show Friday Night Lights...It's supposed to be in Odessa I think. We don't watch it much, and it's probably mostly filmed in LA...but, it still makes me think of you. Matt and I watched the movie "Little Miss Sunshine" last night. What a totally random and weird but kinda funny in a quirky way. the F-bomb is frequent, but other than that, it's pretty clean. I think it's rated R because of that. ...but we enjoyed it.

molly said...

Rach,
How are you? Post or e me soon,
Molly