Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Capturing Joy

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”  
Thich Nhat Hanh
This summer has been so joy-filled.
We have made memories with sweet friends,
fell all over again in love with each other,
and captured joy in every part of our everyday.
Joy is living and living is joy.
For us, joy is
watermelon and seed spitting on the back porch with your best bud, 
and getting to do life side by side in your favorite chairs,

eating Popsicles until your tongue threatens to turn to one,

enjoying sunsets with your best girls on a no boys allowed beach getaway,
and getting texts from your husband letting you know your child is well cared for,
and dressed to impressed (Daddy style)

splish splashing at splash pads and stopping to savor Fun Dip with sweet friends,

top knots, jersey dresses, and bathroom mirror love notes from your one and only,

stealing kisses from your future bride (a mom can hope),
and the bond shared by the parents of these two precious angels that says "I get it,"
"I'm here," "I understand," "We got this."

trying out every playground in town, and then doing it all over again and again
to choose an unbiased favorite,
and using midday power naps to gear up to do it all over again.
Mark Twain nailed it, “To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.”
Joy captured is joy shared.

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