Wednesday, November 05, 2008


The bad thing about good days is that they never last long enough. People wish us a good day quite often, but if we had that many, we'd never really appreciate them, that's for sure.

For me, the "good" in my "good day" was really enjoying the connection that I've had with my kids, as well as a bunch of my nieces, recently.

I get these little "flash-floods" in my eyes on days like that. It's not crying or anything like that, it's just that momentary rush that happens when my heart takes a snapshot of a moment to make sure it goes into my memory forever. My oldest knows when I hold a camera to my eyes for a bit longer than normal, it's because I'm having a "flash-flood" moment. It's what happens when your heart melts, ya know?

I think I'm pretty lucky. I'm not a greedy person by nature (cheeseburgers aside, that is) so I've developed a pretty good skill for recognizing moments I'll really want to cherish forever.

I'm so glad I had kids. Even when they break my stuff.


  1. Flash flooding - I like that. I have a lot of those moments, too, where you just think, "man, I never want to forget this feeling." I love those brief moments of being at peace with myself, God, and the world, in a world so full of turmoil and hard work. :)

  2. I'm so glad I had kids. Even when they break my stuff.


    Admit it lippy, you're just a bawl-baby. ;-)

    It's nice to recognize the good stuff in life.

  3. I'm so glad I had Cody. He has turned into such a fine young man, after stumbling and falling into that abyss of drug abuse for a few years there. I had visions of him turning out just like his sorry ass Father, and yet he overcame it and is holding down a job as a truck driver. I'm very proud of him.

  4. Yeah~!! I can leave a comment now!! :)

    I love having a kid. I get a little weepy when I think of him growing up and leaving our home and then I get over it and just enjoy him!

  5. You do sound like a very lucky man. It's so nice to see a sentimental man.

  6. Yea, as much as kids are a pain in the arse, I couldn't imagine my life without them!

  7. I left you comments in your mini-blog like the last 4-5 entries, so don't miss them!

    I know what you are saying. My kids are the one thing in my life I know I have done right and they are my life, my world.



  8. Kids are blessings beyond words. what they teach us is immeasurable~kbear


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