warm and cozy

warm and cozy

Friday, January 15, 2016

let discuss something less chilly

Like this nice warm photo my daughter sent me of one of her trips out on the lake this fall to fish.

First that is a great fish, Samantha.

Secondly, I love how happy she is in this photo.  Not being a fishing person, I assume the smile has to do with the size of the fish and that it was bigger than the ones caught by the boys (wink, wink).

So this is a great warm moment and thought for the day.

We all, Joel, Samantha, Nate, Mollie (Nate's girlfriend) and I, went out to dinner last night in Geneva, NY at the Beer and Brew to give Nate a final send off and spend sometime together in each others company...

I confess today having a heavy heart and a lump in my throat leaving the house this morning.  I guess maybe its the not knowing how long it will be before I see Nate again and him being far away, I am not sure...  I try to keep it to myself well because men just don't understand and I don't want people to think I am looking for sympathy (because I am not)...but here is my safe zone and I can be my momself and say whats on my mind right????

I seriously just enjoy my children's company, more so as they have become adults and left home.  They are never overbearing, rude or dumping their problems (yes, we talk about things) but they are sooooo self efficient, happy, fun and funny.  They make me smile, laugh and bring me joy just in their presence.

 This has always been the case but I appreciate it even more as Father Time has proven not to take advantage of his gifts of moments because they are not guaranteed.  I do take heed and try to remember this everyday, I am sure this makes me more sentimental and hence "more emotional" and that "oh, mom" but we all get to that "it mattered more than I thought" in our own time and place.

Right now to me it all matters, every moment, smile and hug.

so till next time, may the sun light you path and your angels be at your back,


  1. Safety and healthy journeys are in my prayers for your son as he travels and serves our country. I have a friend who has a son leaving for far away places also to serve at this time. Blessings for ALL that serve and ALL of the families and friends. I am sure you are a proud mama, you should be!

  2. Happy New Year to you and your family. Love the photo of your daughter. Health and happiness to you all.