Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Happily Ever After...

Some people never find it, some only pretend, but I just want to live happily ever after every now and then.
-Jimmy Buffet

On this last gorgeous Sunday Afternoon, my "Happily Ever After" was swinging my son overlooking Swamis and an unreal sunset. Harrison adores swinging and we have just recently realized this and now I am determined to indulge him every week with at least one good swinging session where he can let that pure, unaware belly laugh penetrate his whole being and feel the wind tickle his cheeks. For me, watching his little limbs vibrate with pleasure, hearing the laughter from his deep gut and feeling his little hands connect with my outreached ones was simply cleansing...so refreshing, so grounding.










Happily Ever After is not just for fairy tales...

4 comments:

Disco Mom said...

Sharlie,
Hi, I followed you over from dave pulsipher's blog. I don't know if you remember me but I knew you and Ryan while you were briefly in the CU ward in Boulder (Kari Younce, don't think I was Hickman yet at the time). Last I knew was you went back to California and Ryan went on a mission. I am thrilled to see you did get married and seem to have a wonderful life with little Harrison. You were both such wonderful people and there was obvious magic between you so I'm just happy to see that all of you are having a Happily Ever After! All my best!

Christine said...

I'm so amazed and really overwhelemed with the ah-hah moment. I've placed so much on "when" I get through these treatments, "when" I don't have cancer! I truly enjoy every moment with my daughter and love ones but have never allowed the feelings and joy with them completely comsume my being. I do with my scriptures and prayer; I believe in complete healing, pure joy but never saw that my now is happily ever after. But I can see how it helps with staying ground and centered!

Thank you Sharlie... Love you guys!

Emily said...

Going to the park is the best! We have had some beautiful days recently and we also took Faith to the park to swing. I love the picture of Harrison! You take great pictures by the way, is that kind of a hobby for you?

The Pikes said...

Sharly,
YOU are amazing. These are the sweetest pictures.