Dance Lessons - 1997
"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." 
--Thornton Wilder

I saw the above quote yesterday on a fabulous website SouleMama. The comments were sweet and wonderful and it got me thinking about what her question. 

What is an everyday treasure in my life right now?

This one's easy. 


The joy of visiting with my son during his Spring Break. Listening as he shares all the ups and downs of his first year of college. What his dreams are and how should he ask a girl out? So many firsts in that conversation.

It is pure joy for me to watch him lift his sister to the couch and sit and read to her, smiling and laughing with her. She has missed that deep voice and loud laugh.

Right now there is a battle extraordinaire going on over wii bowling. So far Dad is winning, but big J is going to make a comeback.

The greatest treasures in my life are surrounding me as I write this. I thank God each day for the blessings and crosses they represent to me. I willingly carry them all.