A Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

This past weekend my husband and I took a trip with my parents to the pumpkin patch!

My husband and I hadn’t been in many, many years! Probably since we were small kids. We wanted to spend a fall day looking for just the right pumpkins to put in front of our house! This is the first time we will actually be able to carve pumpkins and put them on display on our front porch! I couldn’t be more excited!

img_6989It was an incredibly nice day in the Northwest and I couldn’t be more thrilled to spend some simple quiet time with my favorite people! My parents are camera shy so I only have a few of my husband and I.

I find these kinds of days to be so rewarding for the soul!

It really makes you take a look and count your blessings twice! I am so thankful to have this amazing man by my side! He makes me laugh so hard that I cry and he loves me unconditionally. We both took the quote “Marriage- getting to annoy one person for the rest of your life” quite literally and I wouldn’t trade it for anything! Even when he makes me so irritated I turn red in the face I still manage to laugh because he thinks it’s all fun and games. And this reminds me to not take things in life so seriously.

There will always be time to worry about this, that and the other thing but if you don’t take the time to relish the moments that you get to spend with your family you will be loosing important moments! I know this is sometimes easier said than done but I am so thankful that my mom raised me to know that the time spent with those that are important to us is in fact one of the most important things in life!

Recently I watched a very sad situation in which a son was beginning to take care of affairs for his father who only had two weeks left to live. My heart broke for this gentleman. He was staying strong even though this was probably one of the most difficult things a person can attempt to deal with. But for me this was eye opening. We really never know how long we have to share with our family and friends. But what perplexed me even more is that it took watching someone else go through a terrible struggle to remember not to sweat the small things. And all I could ask myself was…

WHY?

Now why is the question of all time! We always want to know why! Why something happened, why it didn’t happen, why we have to wait, why things happen so fast, why do we do the things we do, or why don’t we do the things we do. The questions always starts with why. But sometimes I wonder is the why really that important? Doesn’t it, in fact, take all of the mystery out of life? Don’t we all need a little mystery? As cliché as this post might be I think we all need a little reminding that we should embrace the mystery of life and to enjoy the time we have! I know I am going to work harder at being present in the moment with those important to me and I am going to work harder at putting the simplest of moments first and relishing in those moments.

Again I know it is completely cliché, I really do! But how often do you find yourself needing a reminder?

 

Keep an eye out for what might be up around the curve!

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