One of my most favorite places in the world to be is on my boat.
When I’m on it I forget about my job, about someone complaining to the city about our chicks, about the laundry that needs to be done, the emails that need to be read, and only do I think about all the things I am so grateful for having in my life. There are the obvious ones like my kids, my husband, my parents, then there are the things that I don’t always stop to think about. Such as the wind that can actually make my boat move, the water that not only my boat floats on but that I can jump into and swim, where I realize how small I am in this huge world but can see how my actions can cause ripples. The Chubby Bean is 19 feet of pure bliss and clarity. Its also a great place to have a good sleep!
Last night I was sitting on the boat reading when I heard someone walking down the dock……I couldn’t have been more excited when I saw Taya’s face. She climbed aboard and got comfortable. Taya and I had no intentions on sleeping on the boat but we started talking. Talking about her report card and being on the honor roll, boys, her upcoming birthday, our hair and just life in general. It was one of the best nights I have had with my daughter in a long time. The older she gets the more I wish I could hold her like a baby again, the more I realize how lucky I am to spend time with her…any time at all, because I now understand how precious time really is. Taya will be going into grade 12 I’m running out of time or the times are just changing. Either way it can be overwhelming. Last night is a night that I will probably talk about at Taya’s wedding of some other huge life event.
While the lightening flashed and the thunder rolled Taya and I drifted to sleep swaying to the motion of the water.
Tonight is going to be another great night!!! We are off to see our friend Tony of Great Lake Swimmers at Massey Hall! Thank you to his family for inviting us to come along!
Give your loved ones an extra hug day cause….why not!