Monday, April 28, 2008

Blessed and Lucky

There are so many things I'm thankful for in my life and for some reason I'm feeling an abundance of blessings, almost undeserving. Tom and I will be celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary in just a few short weeks and though we've had some bumps along the road we are in a very solid place now and I can't even put into words how happy this makes me. Tonight when he came home we sat across from each other on the kitchen countertops indian style, sipping our glasses of wine, Wrigs laying beneath us and Chum by my side. We talked about the typical day to day stuff and then some other more eventful things and as I sat there talking and listening (and of course talking some more) I felt so at peace with my life, a sense of calm like nothing else in the world matters. I'm guessing this is what people experience when they visit the Taj Mahal or similar places of incredible profundity but tonight in my very own kitchen I experienced my own degree of personal serenity. And it didn't cost me a dime.

This is where I need to be.

8 comments:

Stephanie said...

10 years is amazing, and your night sounds really lovely. I hope that we (or if it ends up just being me -- I) feel that same serenity and contentment someday. Happy 10-year a few weeks early!

KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN said...

You're beaming through your post. I love it. Love you, your hubby, your demented cat, and your electric dog. My dear tiny friend, how great I feel for you right now. Lovely.

Christina Shaver said...

I hope that everyone gets to experience those kind of life-moments with the people they love! What a wonderful feeling. (I'm going to call him Taj Mahal Tom from now on.)

karengberger said...

What a blessing--not just to feel this way, but to be aware of it. Thanks for "sharing the love," -- seriously! So many people just take it for granted, or complain about nothing. It's good to celebrate the simple joys. Being in love with your husband is a profound GIFT (I should know; I've been divorced). Vive l'amour!

ChiTown Girl said...

You know that you and Taj Mahal Tom have always been one of my favorite couples, right? I've told you a million times how much I adore your relationship. It's great to know that you are so aware of how lucky you both are to have such a wonderful relationship. It's rare these days to find two people still so in love and devoted to each other after a decade of marriage. It's so refreshing! I know it has a lot to do with the little things I've mentioned to you before, like actually thanking each other for doing the little mundane chores most of us take for granted (emptying the litter box, washing the dishes, etc.) You guys are so great at NOT taking each other for granted. It seriously makes me teary-eyed every time I think about it! I love you both so much, and I couldn't be happier that you found each other to love. Happy (early) Anniversary!!!

lizziebelle said...

cuteness.

Smileygirl said...

My sweet, sweet blog friends thank you for your comments.

Chitown, I remember you commenting on a post a looooong time ago about the fact that we still say please and thank you when doing those dull little chores. The polite part seems to come easy to us and perhaps I chalk that up to good parenting on our mom's part. I am grateful that we do not take each other for granted after all these years. Thank you for your love and support. I can still laugh out loud when I think back to the first day we met you and how Tom and I both felt that we knew you for years only after a few short minutes. I remember how much my cheeks and stomach hurt after spending that entire day laughing with you and Frank. Must do again!

Anonymous said...

Memory sure is becoming cheaper these days. I'm curious as to when we will eventually hit the ratio of 1c to 1 GB.

I'm eagerly anticipating the day when I will finally be able to afford a 20 terabyte hard drive, hahaha. But for now I guess I will be satisfied with having a 32 GB Micro SD Card in my R4i.

(Submitted from Ting2 for R4i Nintendo DS.)