Do you ever have those moments when you suddenly realize just how wonderful your life truly is? Out of the blue, something just clicks and you are filled with that feeling of pure and complete joy. I had that out of the blue moment last night. Honestly, I feel like I have the most wonderful life possible. Sure, it isn't completely perfect by any stretch, but it is truly as close to possible as humanly possible, but I know that far too often, I become complacent. I lose sight of the little things.
Jess and I had spent the day together having coffee, pedicures, and doing some shopping. It was a beautiful spring-feeling day. (Sadly, I know that we'll have some not-so-springlike days ahead.) It was the kind of day I love, a day spent doing the little things.
After Jess and I got home, she, Lance, John, and I were headed to Oskar's for dinner. As we drove down the road, I was overcome with a feeling of complete happiness and contentment. I had my best friend in the seat beside me, and I had my amazing and beautiful daughter and her amazing and gorgeous boyfriend in the backseat. As I listened to Jessi and Lance laugh and talk, I knew that there wasn't much that could make my life any better.
I was hoping that maybe Lance had talked to John about his and Jessi's future, but if he did, John won't talk. (Sorry, Jess, I tried everything I could think of to get some information from your dad. Either they didn't talk, or Lance swore him to secrecy. If that is the case, well, I could be on my last breath and would be taking it to my grave, and he still wouldn't tell me anything.)
That same wonderful feeling has carried over to today. John and I got up and went to church for the first time in a long time. It felt so good to be sitting in God's house, singing praises to him, and asking for His help in making me a better person.
Sighs of contentment...
Holiday Road, part I
21 hours ago