Do you sometimes find yourself spending too much time thinking about everything but what is in front of you? I’ve shared that my April has been and is extremely busy but this weekend was one full of many wonderful events which found me enjoying the now.
James and I started the weekend celebrating our anniversary with a fantastic dinner at Dudleys in Lexington. (Sorry, we didn’t take photographs of us). Although I’ve typically written anniversary posts, my week was so busy that I simply ran out of time last week. I am blessed to have James in my life and each day he is always the first gratitude on my list.
On Saturday, Lexington was blessed with a beautiful sunny day (after 5 days of rain). It was wonderful to spend time in our yard and having the sunroof open on the car. Kentucky continues to be in bloom and full of greenery.
On Sunday, we were honored to spend the day celebrating the 96th Birthday of James’s Grandmother. We attended church with her, where she was showered with love from her church family and celebrated with lunch and dessert. She is a beautiful woman (seriously, look at how young she looks) and it is hard to realize she is 96 years old.
I will be honest that there are many times when I am with James’ family that I immensely miss my own mother and grandmother. However, I am blessed to have them all in my life and it means alot that Grandmother introduces me as her Granddaughter. I can only hope to live into my 90’s and be as healthy (she continues to live on her own) and beautiful.
This weekend was simply good on so many layers. It is a reminder of the importance of gratitude and being grateful for the small things (part of my anniversary present was a gift of my favorite root beer that is made out of state), milestones (anniversary and birthday) and the beauty of the season. Sometimes, life is just good!
Life isn’t always smooth but I’ve been blessed with a few days that were simply enjoyable. Today I’m linking up with Emily’s Grateful Heart Monday and encourage you to visit others who are sharing their gratefulness.
Are you able to enjoy your now?