“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.”

I have that quote framed in my bedroom – a gift from my mother-in-law for the husband and my first married Christmas. I have been a fan of that sappy-love-story quote for quite some time, and as I wake up and see it every morning, I continue to try to make it a part of my daily existence.

I haven’t written very often this summer, even though, ironically enough, my last post was entitled I’m Back. However, in my literary absence, Mr. Six Eight and I did take a two week jaunt through five states…enjoying every moment along the way.

Joplin, Missouri…talk about taking your breath away.

Somewhere between Missouri and Alabama…the midwest makes for the longest alphabet game ever. But, I love it.

New Orleans, Louisianna…where we celebrated four years of marriage and ten years together.

Gulf Shores, Alabama…where each morning when I woke up I was reminded of what God’s beauty truly is. Somehow sunshine, sand, ocean waves, and my husband constantly reminding me to apply sunscreen have the ability to bring peace to my heart.

In just a couple weeks my life will be bombarded again with school, coaching, and work. And as grateful as I am for all my opportunities coming up in the future, I am beyond grateful to have had the opportunity to spend such precious moments with my happiness.





2 thoughts on “Moments

  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this. You are soaking in every moment, every summer memory and just going with it. We all need to do more of this! I am doing some of this too, much more focused on what’s around me, not the screen in front of me every day (work wise!). Life’s too short! Congrats on your anniversary, you two are so so cute!

  2. This is a beautiful post and I’m really glad that you had two fantastic weeks together traveling and forming memories 🙂 It looks like you had a really wonderful trip! A huge congratulations on your anniversary, I hope you had a lovely celebration!

    I need to take some time out after I have finished my work at the end of this week and before I start my new term at uni to just relax, refresh and take stock. Thank you for reminding me!

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