Wednesday, July 23, 2008

What Memories Are Made Of


We have days of sunshine here in Washington.

We really do.

Days that make you forget about the 9 full months of uninterrupted rain.

Days that call you to come outside and see the blessing of the rain - in a million colors.

And smell it - in a million flowers.

We have roses going nuts and spilling toward the ground with their weight, fat sugar peas waiting to be tasted, explosions of dahlias showing off insanely vivid colors, sweet strawberries wandering over the walkway, and one incredible honeysuckle that stretches several feet above me and makes the driveway smell glorious.

My husband and son are off being little boys on the "aktor" and I find myself immersed in the details. We all lie on the grass and it is easy to feel small. The sky is brighter and wider and bluer than my camera can capture. The big oak tree gives beautiful filtered light and greets the passing clouds.

"We do not remember days, we remember moments."

How true that quote is!

This will be one of those memories of "remember those days?" I'm thankful that God prompted me to notice and credit Him with the amazing show.


Sarah Markley said...

Beautifully said, Rachel.

Anonymous said...

This is a delightful post...thank you. You have made me slow down when I didn't realize how fast I had been moving.

I absolutely love the perspective of your photo...the knees in the shot make it!
(Melody from 5MFSN)

Sara said...

Well-said.....thank you for sharing. We all need moments like this.


Pat said...


Just wanted to thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog about Suzie. That's so kind that you were thinking of her today.

I love your posts here. You have 2attractive boys in your life keeping you busy and still you care about a little horse who needs surgery. Nice!


Jaime said...

I love your header! Great job! What a cutie you have. :-)