It was evening time and I had just taken out the trash to the alley way as I stood outside in the middle of my backyard. I looked at the moon that was just appearing in the sky, panned my eyes across my backyard.
This is mine, God gave this to me, this house, this day, this breath.
My parents just returned from a two-week cruise from Alaska. They are best friends and they love to travel, making it a ritual to go on cruises quarterly. My parents are healthy and well. There was that moment when my dad wasn’t years ago, and if you have ever lost a parent or have come close, you know the pain, the fear and your perspective on life and relationships change quite drastically.
I work for myself, doing what I love. And, I am madly in love with a truly wonderful man of God who I am convinced was made just for me, who loves me.
I have friends that are like family and there are no words to describe how grateful I am to have them in my life every day because I am away from my family.
Recognizing all of those things made my eyes well with tears of gratefulness.
I know life here isn’t perfect, but I also believe that a lot of what people consider “perfection” or happiness depends heavily on one’s perspective. And even if life is close to perfection, it won’t necessarily be permanent. But, I was happy that even for a little while in my life, it was at that very moment.
Snapshots of my perfection: Row 1: Sewing my kitchen curtains with my fabric from Pottery Barn / Picking fruit with Ricki / Backyard grapefruits make for great centerpieces on a dinner table / Row 2: Pretty pedicure at the V Spot in Scottsdale / Packaging a client’s wedding package for a special April 21st wedding / Carrot heart cupcakes pre frosting for a special dinner with my Mr. Wonderful and his mama.
Diana Elizabeth had a fabulous Headshot Day this past Saturday with some very pretty girls.