Moments

Melissa wrote a great post that reminded me of this quotation:

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”

So, here are a few moments that have taken my breath away...

1. The day my nephew was born. I'm not sure I knew what true love was until the day my brother gently placed his son in my arms. I looked down and the sleeping bundle of blankets, and he sighed. Yeah, I was lost to him right then and there. Even though I know this is something parents like to do, I had to unbundle him and check out all of his fingers and his toes. He may have only weighed 4lbs 9oz, but the love he showed me that day weighed more than the world.

2. My last home game of high school basketball. I was the only senior on the team, struggled with the coach who proudly announced that I had no athletic ability right in front of the team, was not allowed to be captain by that same coach, and I knew that was one of the last competitive games of basketball I'd ever play. My team started chanting my name as I walked across the court with my parents, and every single fan gave me a standing ovation (even the visiting fans). Writing about it still gives me chills. (BTW, I got most improved player that year as voted by my team. So THERE you mean coach you.)

3. Despite my love for Virginia Tech, I did not go to Virginia Tech. I was bribed by Jessie to give a Virginia Tech tailgate a try. The moment I stepped onto campus, I fell for the beauty of the campus and the love that those people had for their school. I'm proud to say that I'm an honorary Hokie. ;o)

4. Joining the blogging world and being accepted and loved and friended by so many of you amazing people. (Yes, that's not ONE moment or day. I don't care. It's my post.)

5. I'm going to have to agree with Melissa on climbing the summit. It was 1.5 miles straight up and there were times that we had to stop and times that I was worried that Melissa would hate me for taking her there and times that it took both me and Melissa to get Kelci up to the next level. (We're not going to mention the one time Kelci just about pulled me down the mountain.) The hike sucked, but to reach the top felt so amazing. It was a fantastic day.

6. I cannot end this post without mentioning Charlotte. My mom and I were just talking about this yesterday. The day we brought her home was THE BEST. We had this brand new puppy, and she slept in my mom's arms while I drove us back home and it was just meant to be. She was the best.dog.ever.

Why don't you share with me and Melissa some of YOUR favorite moments?


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5 comments:

Brooke said...

there really is nothing like reaching the top of a challenging mountain - then sitting back and enjoying the view.

~Mendie~ said...

I'm so glad that you joined the blogging world too and that I found you on it!

Hugs for Charlotte...she brought you so much love and happiness!

Karena said...

Moments that take my breath away?

- The birth of my first son.
- The birth of my second son.
- The day I married my obstinate, opinionated, rough-around-the-edges husband.
- The day we returned to Belgium. For good.

Love your moments, April. They are unique to you, and that makes them awesome.

imadramamama said...

looking out from the summit of Mt. Washington.

going to Hiroshima

any time my kids say "I love you" first.

Audrey said...

The birth of my children and my sister's children.

When my children give me a random compliment.

Love those moments.

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