Sunday, January 4, 2009

It Was a Good Day

I woke to my son's alarm welcoming him to his first day of indoor soccer.

I watched as he played well, yet apprehensively.

I sat on the bleachers and was blessed with one daughter squishing closer and closer just to sit with me.

I swelled with pride as I watched my oldest take on more responsibility as a referee this year.

I encouraged one of my charges as she stepped on the court for the first time.

I cheered from the sidelines each step of the way.

I hugged her and said I was proud of her. She smiled.

I listened and smiled as my little one made friends, both young and old, all over the gym.

I rejoiced with my husband that he only had to be at soccer until 5:00 instead of 8:00.

I enjoyed catching up with old friends and making new ones.

I reveled in a day of wearing sweats, a t-shirt, and a baseball cap. I did put on make-up, however.

I smiled at the surprise of a dinner and a movie date night with my husband.

I tried a new restaurant and enjoyed it.

I thanked the Lord for free movie tickets as the price is now almost $10 each for a movie.

I laughed and cried at a movie that was pleasantly pro-family and pro-marriage.

I cringed at the time I have not spent at the gym as I looked at the chocolate cheesecake that my hubby bought for me at Barnes and Noble. Of course I had no trouble finishing the entire piece.

I relaxed with a book if only for 15 minutes at the end of my day.

I smiled at the good day that I was blessed with.

4 comments:

He And Me + 3 said...

Good days are always a blessing! You found good in everything today. Some days are just that...GOOD! So glad you had a blessed day!

Green Acres said...

Sounds like a great day! What movie did you see?

Sandy said...

We saw "Marley and Me". Not a kids' movie, but surprisingly strong in supporting marriage and a stay at home mom. The ending was sad so there were tears :( Overall I really enjoyed it. I did read the book and wasn't too disappointed. Many times the movie is not as good as the book.

Green Acres said...

We thought about seeing that Christmas, but then I was glad we didn't, I didn't know how the kids would react to the ending, especially since Marley sounds so much like our Lucky. I want to read the book first, so I probably won't get to see it til it comes out on dvd. Glad you enjoyed it, and that it sends a positive message, we need all the help we can get!