the pleasure of anticipation
Just a quick post to let you know we are still alive and kickin. Aside from the fact that we got our van to start (not miraculously but with a TON of hard work from Josh and my cousin Hector) only to have it break down...again, and that Asher came down with not only an ear infection but also EYE infections (yes...it really happens)...we are doing pretty ummmmmm...well. Josh and I got to take a mini break from reality and went to see Spidey 3 at the theatres last night, Asher is feeling much better and my dad is coming over tonight to help tow the van to a shop for some diagnostic testing. I think it is about time for things to start turning bright. I read this little paragraph this morning from an inspirational book I have: "Awaken today and every day with the gift of dreams, the grace of a grateful heart, and the capacity to look toward the brighter side of things. Rise each morning filled with an enthusiastic purpose that gives you joy, for joy will give you wings. Start each morning with the pleasure of anticipation, and always anticipate good things." - Vickie M Worsham Doesn't that just seep into your bones and make you want to live more purposefully? If only for the moment? I think I have done a pretty good job pushing myself to not get effected by the events taking place lately....I mean really it is all stuff that can be fixed and in the grand scheme of things they aren't really BIG things, after all. I haven't been anticipating more bad things....but I probably haven't been intentional about anticipating good things either. I have just been somewhere in the middle of the road. So this is my lesson. To seek the brighter side of things. What can we appreciate about the fact that my van broke down in the middle of a very hot day? We got to take a walk along the canal that we normally wouldn't have taken. We got to make a memory with Mary and Avery and it will be something we can laugh about now. Instead of waking with a heart full of expectation of how things usually go and how things normally go....I should wake with a grateful heart for the many AMAZING things in my life that are truly abnormally good. And being filled with an enthusiastic purpose that gives me joy and gives me wings....aaaaaagggggghhhhhh....I just like saying that one out loud. It stirs the soul. So...here's to new days...grateful hearts...silver linings...and the anticipation of good things... actually...make that big, fat GREAT things! I will be posting about the really great moments we shared with Mary and Avery as soon as I can get my hands on a computer that will allow me to download some pics. And speaking of really GREAT things. Happy Birthday to baby Reagan Rundio. Shannon and Dan (Josh's brother and his wife) welcomed their baby girl into the world sometime this morning. I don't know all the details but will give more later as I learn more. We are so happy she is here and can't wait to see pictures of her. She was greatly anticipated! Especially by Shannon who was 41 weeks!