Little Moments: Our Fridge
This morning was just like any other. I woke up when my husband goes for his run--it's almost time for PT Test again. I pulled myself out of bed, got dressed and headed for the coffee maker. As I was waiting for my cup to brew, I was thinking about how I was just not feeling today already. How this year seemed to be so long and so short all at the same time. A blur that every few years, rears it's ugly head. I could smell the life giving aroma that was my coffee and opened the fridge to grab my salted caramel creamer. As I shut the door, a magnet flew off along with one of Leo's first ever school art projects. I bent down to retrieve the simple treasures, placed the pieces back where they belong and suddenly backed up. I was still deep in contemplation. Ever stop and see little things that make you think “how has all of this happened so fast?” This morning at our fridge was that moment.
Being a military family means there are few things that are really consistent. You try not to get attached to anything stable like your home or furniture or curtains but try to find ways of documenting your journey. It wasn't until that random moment in the morning that I realized our fridge is one of those things that travels with us and shows our journey. It may not be our personal fridge but what goes on our fridge tells a lot about us. This is pretty true for a lot of you out there but I doubt we really think about it.
We started out graduating college in upstate New York, becoming engaged, and moving to Austin with nothing but what we could pack in our two cars. PSA: Buc-ees is an amazing thing, check it out!
Then Sean got into the Air Force and it was off to Vegas, then Oklahoma where we started exploring our faith and met amazing people. Oklahoma was where Leo was born and we found out we were pregnant with Lily! That same day Sean was selected for an unaccompanied tour to Korea. (Meaning his family could not come with him to his year long assignment)
Massachusetts was were we moved seven month pregnant, with a 15 month old and our 80lb. dog to be with my family. That is where Leo went to “school” for the first time. Now we are back together on the east coast and beginning our new season of life in New Jersey.
It is easy in life to get swept up in the negative experiences and to feel beaten down. It harder to continuously try to get back up and make the best out of situations. Trying to remain positive is a practice of the heart, mind and soul. It is a conscious choice to be thankful for everything you do have and to make this world a better place. Today we continue to explore our faith and take time together as a family. What’s something you’re thankful for?