Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A Treasured Moment

I was asked to describe my favorite date with my husband before we got married and decided to share it with you.

This is still one of my favorite things to do with my hubby. We all need to find time for more moments like these:

I remember this particular date like it was yesterday. It was mid-August. The heat and humidity were smothering. We had finished our dinner date at a favorite restaurant and decided to drive through a state park near our town. He drove until he found the perfect spot, an open grassy area. He stopped the car and took out two folding chairs. You know the kind. They collapse and fit into a bag that is slung over the shoulder for ease in carrying. These particular chairs also have a foot rest. Nice touch. While he was getting the chairs from the trunk of the car, I was spraying on my prized summer fragrance, OFF! Mosquitoes find my natural aroma irresistible.

We then strolled hand-in-hand out to the middle of the open grassy patch and set up the chairs. We positioned them side-by-side but facing each other, similar to a love seat. We talked of hopes and dreams as we gazed at the night sky and gazed at each other. It was truly a precious moment. The climate dictated the duration of our star gazing but it is a moment that will always be treasured.

Recall the treasured moments spent with your family and friends today, This Day.

Peace and Joy,
Susan


Matthew 6:21 (NIV) For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

12 comments:

Mildred said...

What a lovely memory. I can almost smell the OFF! and imagine the stifling heat, but I know it was a treasured moment. Areas like the one you describe are always so quiet and pretty and it's nice to just "be."

Pam said...

Aren't those simple times the best?

lagirl said...

That was a sweet memory - does your husband remember that?. . .My husband loves to tell about the time we went on a picnic date and I brought mustard yellow cole slaw and he ATE it...The cole slaw dressing was made from a mixture of mustard & egg!! YUK!!

lilyvalley said...

Your blog is beautiful and inspiring. Thanks for your kind words as I began blogging.
Karen

lagirl said...

Thanks so much for sending me your email addy; I have accidently deleted it. Would you send it again, please maam?

Katherine Aucoin said...

Smells seem to bring back memories. Simple times make some of the best memories!

Laurie Pace said...

As always a treasured thought and direction....thank you!

Debbie said...

What a treasure!

Andrea said...

As soon as I read the first sentence I was smiling! What a lovely memory...and a wonderful post! :)

lilyvalley said...

I really liked that story. It's the little things we remember!
Karen

Jessica said...

Aww that's so sweet! Makes me long for summer nights :-)

About your question: Are you talking about the pictures along the side of my blog, or the pictures in individual posts? To add them to my blog, I Go to edit my layout, then "Add a Gadget" and just add the picture gadget. You can add captions and titles to those. If you mean withing the posts themselves, I just upload the pics to my blog, and then cut them and paste time in the text wherever I need them. Sorry if this was confusing! Hopefully I answered your question

Ginger Tate said...

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