Monday, May 3, 2010

Contentment

I can remember like it was yesterday the moment this picture was taken.  It was during our honeymoon, at Seeley Lake, northwestern Montana.  We were newlyweds, life was... perfect!  The person that mattered most to me was by my side.  Him.  We were madly in love.  (Still are)  And we were surrounded by the greatest place on earth.  Montana.

At this lake, we stopped for a picnic lunch.  I can remember sitting on the beach rocks, watching him skip rocks into the lake, staring at his backside, looking out across the lake to the breathtaking views.  It was here, and other places on our honeymoon that we talked about our life together.  Things we wanted to do together as husband and wife.  Our hopes and dreams.  So much excitment and anticipation as we started our journey together.  I remember feeling content.  Having no clue what may lie ahead for us, but knowing that with him by my side, I would be content, happy and satisfied.

Here we are, nearly 8 years later.  Life has taken us up and down many roads.  We've been thru many experiences.  Yet, I am content, satisfied and happy.  The one I love is still by my side, as our 4 kids, who have brought so much joy and happiness (among other things) into our lives, run about.  I will admit, I never thought I'd be in the place I am today, or doing certain things I am doing.  But I could not imagine life any other way.  Nor do I want it to be any other way.


Contentment is a great feeling.

11 comments:

  1. What a beautiful tribute to what the two of you share Heather. You are a wonderful couple...hope to meet you someday!

    As for Montana..you are so right about that! I am feeling a little homesick...not sure if this picture helped or made it worse, but nonetheless...it is beautiful and it is Montana!

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  2. Very nice post --- I love all of our visits to Montana -- we almost took up residence there!

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  3. haha! 10 years later and I still like looking at my husband's backside. :)

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  4. Very sweet post. Life is much sweeter when you're content with where you are, isn't it. I'd love to visit Montana some day - when we do we'll have to make sure we include a stop in to visit y'all. ;) And yep, I'm still checking out my husband's back side any chance I get. ;)

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  5. So true. It's wonderful if we can be content where ever we are in life. Just love this post!

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  6. I enjoy your blogs so much Heather, I'm soooo Sorry I don't comment more. I still check in just about daily.

    If my husband had a back side to check out I would but I LOVE your comment!!! You two are so sweet and adorable! And you beautiful children just add to it!

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  7. I love your post, thanks for inspiring me today!

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  8. What beautiful post!!!
    Many Blessing for you and your beautiful family!!

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  9. Chris and I met about 6 years ago at a college rodeo this past weekend. We were not married until the following year. I loved this post, and also would love to meet you someday.

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  10. again, beautiful post...i think you and i have a few things in common..one of which might be the direction our eyes go! ( as Neisha so bluntly said there!! ha!)
    this next Sunday will be 13 years for us...time flies! I'm assuming it was your anniversary? or not? Happy anniversary anyway!

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