Friday, June 25, 2010

Just a Swingin'

When we purchased our new home we were overjoyed with the gift of space within and outside of our home.

Yesterday, after the hubby aka my lawn boy finished mowing the grass, Cookie and I waited patiently to join him outside. One of the unexpected blessings we received from the former owner was a swing set.

As Cookie and I were swinging, the Hubby joined in on the fun as well. You could say that we were a picture perfect swinging family. As Cookie and I went up and down, the hubby went higher and higher and laughed as he felt the butterflies build in his stomach.

While swinging He said, "Honey, this is exactly what God wanted me to do this evening. He wanted me to skip the weed eating and take the time to enjoy the simple things in life like the thrill of seeing how high I can go."

As the evening progressed, I thought more and more about the hubby's statement. The more I thought about it the more I realized that sometimes life is really like a swing ride: Sometimes we have to push back and forth hard to see how high we can really get, just to have to eventually come down again, but no matter what between the ups and downs and back and fourths we will always have the ground beneath our feet.

This weekend if you get a chance to take the time to go for a swing, you will be glad you did!

1 comment:

Mom said...

This is absolutely the best piece of writing I have ever seen! I love you so much!