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Joy: From the Ground Up

Those Little Moments May 28, 2014

Filed under: Man's Best Friend — Wiley Schmidt @ 9:37 pm
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It was one of those moments you try to take a snapshot of in your heart. Or your head. Or both. If I’m being totally honest, I was just kind of happy to witness it first hand. Or first paw. Happy memories

Dad was out running errands last night during what is usually family time. It didn’t bother mom, who rushed around the house to make sure everything was set for dear baby Carter’s bed time while feeding him and cleaning up the dishes and doing the laundry. This thing that people can do with multi-tasking continues to amaze me on a daily basis. But that is (by far) not the most amazing thing that happened yesterday.

Mom was feeding Carter when it happened. Dad got home from running errands and his words paused time. “You make me so happy,” he said to Carter. Or mom. Or both. It certainly didn’t matter who he meant to address. What mattered was the feelings behind the words he said. They made mom cry. They would have made Carter cry if he understood. As for me, I was doing as us canines do – standing by looking all strong while we are all-the-while breaking into little bitty emotional pieces inside.

But none of these pieces are the bad kind. They are all so very good.

Because I know this was one of those moment you try to take a snapshot of in your heart. Or your head. Or both. I’m not sure it matters where the moment is stored, as long as it is. That is why I chose to share it with you, my blogosphere family, because it is special to me. It’s one of those things you can’t un=see, but wish you could store in your heart forever.

This is one of those rare instances where I will disagree with a philosophical mastermind. “Take care of all your memories,” suggested American musician Bob Dylan, ” for you cannot relive them.”

To that I say, these little moments are the moments we live that bring life to each day.


5 Responses to “Those Little Moments”

  1. What a great moment to experience, Wiles. I’m sure you were included in the happiness brought by your dad’s family. You are his first son, after all!

    Love and licks,

  2. Lyn Says:

    That’s the sort of thing you can bring to mind over and over again…that’s why we call them memories, and what a beautiful memory that one is, Wiles 🙂

  3. utesmile Says:

    How beautiful, and how great that dad says it out loud . Something like that is wonderful to hear and cannot repeated often enough! this is so beautiful to read and it warms my heart. I always make sure I say it often to the people who make me happy! … and that includes you Wiles too♥

    • Oh goodness. Your words always warm my heart even though I can’t physically hear them, dear friend! Thanks for always being “there” for us!
      Lots of love,

  4. Deborah Says:

    Such sweet tender moments are forever moments. I shed a few tears just reading this. Thanks for sharing it, Wiley! 🙂

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