Four Quarters equals 1 Whole

OH – Mexico!

We spent February break in Mexico and had such an amazing time.  Sightseeing.  Snorkeling.  Swimming in the ocean.  Eating street tacos and guacamole.  Barbecues on the beach.  Zip Lining.  Swimming in caves.  Running in the early morning.  Dinner in town square.  Gelato in the hot sun.  Bike riding through the ruins.  Hiking to the top of the pyramid.  Here are just a few of my favorite photos (I spent a lot of time without camera this trip and enjoyed just being there in the moment.):

It’s funny, how when things aren’t right around here, I don’t feel whole.

I guess that’s why I’ve been avoiding my blog over the last few months.  I had some things I needed to work through.  And I’m starting to feel whole again.


Let me start this post off by saying how much I love my family.  I mean, some days, I really dread the drudgery of being a stay-at-home mom.  And I roll my eyes at all the lame middle-school humor.  And sometimes I wish I was doing something (ANYTHING) else.  But when it boils down to it.  I chose this life, because I can’t imagine living it any other way.  I really mean that.  I can’t imagine living it ANY OTHER WAY.  And someday I will miss these crazy kids of mine.  And until that day, I want to be here, with them.

“Be here now.  Be someplace else later.  Is that so complicated?”

-David Bader

If you’ve been following my blog/life for any amount of time, you’ve seen that quote like, a bazillion times before.  I love it because it reminds me to put down the phone, turn off the computer and really pay attention to the people that are sitting right in front of me, right now.  OH – how I love my family.  In spite of all the annoyances, the work, and the trouble.  I love them down to my very center.

The funny thing is, how I feel about my kids doesn’t even resemble how I feel about my husband.  My husband is everything to me.  Without him, my world would fall apart.  I can’t imagine today without him, let alone a whole lifetime.  With him, I can make it through anything.  We take the world on together, each and every day.  We laugh together, we dream together, we plan our future together.  My life and my heart are completely intertwined with his.  And I love the journey of growing old together – not because I like getting old!  But because our love changes as we get older.  It deepens and enriches.  It becomes more than a crush, more than a feeling, it becomes babies being born, and car crashes, and trips to the ER, and cancer scares, and prayers said together.  It becomes the triumph of making it through a hard year.  It becomes the joy of seeing your child succeed at something really hard.  It becomes the quiet moments, the heartfelt talks, the ocean waves, the sunrise.  And the love grows beyond anything you could ever imagine when love first knocked on that first date at the haunted forest so long ago.



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