August 21, 2012

on the time i had thoughts on a tuesday

I have to take a big second to thank you for all of the love, support, prayers, kind words, sweet sympathy, etc., etc., after the last blog post. Miss Momma's legacy lives on in not only how we as her family continue on in life, but also in the precious words and memories you all shared about her. Nothing is more comforting than having people from all stages of MM's life come forward with stories and laughs from time spent with her. Let me tell you what, the amount of people sharing these moments was overwhelming, as was the comfort we felt from these times. 

I've realized a lot in the past week as I've been riding the roller coaster of emotions. The main thing I've realized is that this roller coaster is long, and sometimes the hills and happiness are super high and sometimes the drops and tears seem to last too long. In the end, when the hills and drops have slowly disappeared and all that is left are normal twist and turns, you somehow keep moving forward. For me, I keep moving forward because I choose to. I keep moving forward because I let the memories of the good times and the prospect of meeting again push me forward. 

With that in mind, I think now is as good a time as any for a happy list. Whatta whatta what?? I know, it has been forever since I made a happy list. Tsk tsk. It's like I've been running around angry all these months or something... 

I'm never angry, by the way. In the words of Russ Moore, I'm not angry, I'm emphatic. So there. 

Happy List take two. Or three. I'm not sure, but take some number.

1. Hugs. I've come to really appreciate good neck grabbin' hugs. Hugs from friends, hugs from family, hugs from little ballerinas. Good hugs, sad hugs, hugs with added in back rubs, hugs with added in kisses (Alriiight! You know you like those). H is for Hug and Happy. 

2. Pictures. A picture is worth a thousand words. It is also worth a thousand memories that otherwise may be forgotten. I have gone through so many old photo albums this past week and my brain has been refreshed with some of the happiest memories. Russ Moore used to have a camera up people's bidness in order to catch the right shot and we have had our share of fun picking on him for that. Well Russell, the joke is on us, because you managed to capture the best parts of our lives. P.S.--I'm of the belief that no picture is really a picture unless it has been instagrammed.  Nobody point out that I'm horrible at documenting my life as of late through pictures.

Thanks for not pointing that out.

3. Seltzer water makes me so happy. The first sip is an experience. Ahhh. No more words needed, just ahh. 

The people in this fancy instagrammed photo make me happy too. Especially when we're all together watching Bob's Burgers. Alright!

Well then, what makes YOU happy?


Kate Whitney said...

Those three Moore's make me pretty happy.
Also the chipotle chicken panino from Nectar that a delightful Nectar employer delivered to my place of work. That was pretty great too.
But also having delightful friends with sweet blogs like you.

Jayme and Mendi said...

Cute pic! Aw, Miss Momma (just read your last post) sounds like she was a force to be reckoned with. :-)
Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Fashion babel said...

that picture is so lovely!
wanna follow each other?yes no?


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