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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

everyday JOY

A few small simple seemingly miracle less little things that have brought me lots of joy in that last few days! my little miracles that bring much needed happiness to my little heart.

Besides my wedding ring ... no other piece of jewlery has brought me more joy than this spider! thank you nate! thanks for loving your eccentric wife. i love this thing!

Finding a surprise in my little brothers room. he is single, messy, and we havent always gotten a long so well. i find in his room on his night stand a framed picture ... a surprise in and of it self but not only that ... its of me and my kids! that made my day!!!!!

the Wii - the first gaming system to bring my little family together and not apart, clean fun! so much JOY

Boarding the 90 & 9 with my bro in law aaron and my hub. Knowing that "i might die" still doing it, loving it too! first real back country experience in years. cant wait to do it again. also finding out from my very experienced boarder brother that people die on that run all of the time. oops! I DID IT! not well but i did it!

studio stems gellies ... they bring joy to those that dont have sensory issues! these little things are balls of moisture and decor for floral design but they are so much more than that .... little balls of sensory fun!

My darling sister in law, who has been a sister to me in every sense of the word! posts this darling story on her blog .... it brings me to tears ... and brings me joy

Recently I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure.
Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said, 'I love you and I wish you enough'.
The daughter replied, 'Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mom'.
They kissed and the daughter left. The mother walked over to the window where I was seated. Standing there I could see she wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on her privacy but she welcomed me in by asking, 'Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?'.
Yes, I have,' I replied.
'Forgive me for asking, but why is this a forever good-bye?'.
'I am old and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is - the next trip back will be for my funeral,' she said.
'When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, 'I wish you enough'. May I ask what that means?'.
She began to smile. 'That's a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone'. She paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail and she smiled even more. 'When we said , ' I wish you enough', we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them'. Then turning toward me, she shared the following as if she were reciting it from memory.

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.
I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.
She then began to cry and walked away.

They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them but then an entire life to forget them.

and last but not least ALL THE SNOW! means great boarding! the joy of going a few times a week is my high that keeps my happy and ME!

i am joy tagging .... those that bring me joy, heather, susan, sara, angie, darla, jolynn, ashley and anyone else that blogs! CAUSE BLOGS BRING ME JOY!


Sara said...

love that spider! thank you for joy tagging me and sharing your joys with us. you rock!

The Torgersen's said...

Audrey, you'll never cease to amaze me, I wish I still lived closer to you and your family and do things together.

The O'Briens said...

You're too cute Audrey. I love your guts! I will do your tag. Eventually... We miss you guys.