Simple Moments

Thursday January 13, 2010

It was a holiday filled with simple moments.

No fancy ski resort or lavishly decorated home, not even a bedroom for all of those sleeping there. But it was filled with love.

Once you went to bed, you were pretty much landlocked. No getting up and wandering about the house or you’d likely trip on an air mattress or someone’s suitcase. And joy was all over the place.

We gathered everyone at my eighty-five year old mom’s home and decorated for her – a group effort. Simple moments came again as we took it all down and restored her house to normal.

The simplest of my pleasures this holiday was a snapshot in my mind. My four sons, gathered round the eldest’s three-month-old son. Oh, the love that little boy has in store for him! Uncles galore.

I carry that simple moment in my mind and heart. Sometimes simplest moments are simply the best.

Have you had a simple moment that still brings you joy?

Linking up today with Dayle for Simple Pleasures.

16 comments:

Melissa said...

Our family get-togethers also tend to be informal. When my sister's family visits, we dispense with the fancy dinners and bring home pizza. It makes the time we spend together about the company, rather than about the food.

One of my mental snapshots is of my son and his cousin when they were about 14-18 months old. The way they worked together to solve a "problem" was so special.

Karen said...

Oh Laura, do you have a photo of that memory? If so, please show!!

Amy Sullivan said...

Laura,
Thanks for reminding us to focus on the simple moments. My simple moment? Snuggling with my girls without planning the next thing on my to-do list.

Dayle said...

Your words painted a wonderful and warm picture. Simple pleasures are often centered around home and family. So glad you linked up today.

Jean Wise said...

so true, Laura. I know I love taking in that quiet evening with the tree lite and sparkling. or just turning and looking deeply at the family playing games. This is life! and Love!

Stephanie M. Page said...

Laura, I love this true post! Simple moments are the best, I want to savor them!

Debbie said...

A huge YES over this one from my neck of the woods. I can't think of anything that gives me any more pleasure than spending time with family. If the family is all "holed" up in one place? All the better!

Angel Wings and Apron Strings said...

Your mother is so blessed to have you decorate and then pack away after. Such a thoughtful and caring thing you did for her :-)
You paint a beautiful picture of your sons and that precious little boy! blessings..Trish

Katia said...

Thank you so much for coming to my blog today. Yes, just the simple moments in life. I like how you said it, the snapshot is still in your mind.
My mother is 85 years old also. You must been her surprise package in later years like I was to my sweet mother.
Blessings to you,
Katia

Laura said...

Hi, Laura! Thank you for sharing these beautiful, simple moments. Arent' they the best? I can't imagine watching your guys gathered round the baby! Wow, that's a moment for a mamma's heart.

It sounds like your holiday was lovely and I am enjoying this savoring. Many blessings!

Jen said...

My simple moment over the holidays was just being able to teach my girls about the needs of others. It was such a rewarding process!

So happy for your joy!

maria said...

Oh Laura,

What a beautiful picture your words painted in my mind...a time filled with love and sharing with each other. Focusing completely on someone else that couldn't do for herself...what a lovely thought. What a pleasure that must have truly brought you and yours...

Thank you for stopping by the cottage and leaving me such a sweet comment...

M.

joan58 said...

Laura - this is beautiful! The memories you have are priceless and there is nothing that can replace being with the ones we love.

Blessings,
Joan

sarah said...

your family sounds great!!!!

Ms.Daisy said...

Laura,
Such memories you are storing up for your four sons! They will treasure these memories all their lives. Wonderful Simple Pleasure.

~Jean

Patty@sewingseeds said...

What a beautiful family memory you've created. And you will love being a grandma as much a being a mom...without feeling guilty for spoiling them.

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