Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Heartful!






Is "heartful" a word? I don't think so, but it should be. Tonight we just hung out in the backyard. Bob and I watched our kids play in the playhouse, jump on the tramp, and torture the puppy. This evening will certainly go down in my personal history as a favorite. Sometimes it's just nuts to think these kids are here, and I am their mother. As Mother's Day approaches and Daughter's Day (a holiday created for me and by me) just passed, maybe I am more sensitive to these special moments. Knowing the pains of losing a child has made me so much more appreciative of what I do have, and I am keenly aware of how fragile (so cliche sounding) and short life can be. These small and spontaneous moments are to be treasured.

12 comments:

Wendy said...

Great pictures Sabra. You have a beautiful family :)

cookie said...

So well put Sabra. Again :)

I say heartful is a word. If it isn't yet, it should be...included in the 2010 revised dictionary with your blog entry as the definition. That picture of your kids jumping on the tramp right next to it wouldn't hurt either.


I'm calling Mr. Webster right now.

ashes said...

sabe, i love your family. im so glad that i have you around. i look up to you and i hope that one day i can have a family as wonderful as yours. you are a wonderful mother to your kids and wife to my brother. and you are a great friend to me, one of my best friends. love you sabe!

Kimmy said...

This makes me happy.
I love the precious moments like those- they somehow makes the cracked egg moments seem not so bad.
Cute pictures- I especially like the one of Bobby with Tiny. You guys are such a great family!

mrs t said...

I love times like this.

I want to hear more about Daughter's Day. Have you also created Son's Day?

BlairsTown said...

Love the pictures. I think some of the greatest times with family is just hanging out in the back yard.

Miss ya!

The Davis Diaries said...

Me too! What is Daughter's Day!? My girls would LOVE something like that!
These moments are so great! And yes heartful is a word, a very descriptive word!

Tina said...

I think it is a word. And, it is a word that helps me understand exactly what you mean.

I'm glad you could recognize and hang onto a moment while you had it. Now that you have written it, you will always have it :)

alison said...

I love it Sabra, looks like a great memorable night. I want a back yard BAD!

TAMMY said...

Heartful it is. I have had some moments like that recently too. And I have been trying to bask in the simplicity, because I know it will not last forever.

I LOVED your talk today. So many points hit me. You looked wonderful too, loved your dress. You are such an example to all. I love to hear you speak.

Just updated myself on your blog back through April. I have been so behind, but now I am caught up with you! Love the puppy! Too cute.

The McEwen Family said...

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's day! I just love all your pictures!!

Deck The HALLS of HOME with JOY! said...

I like the "Daughters Day" idea! I think "heartful" is a great word!
You have a cute family!