Part of the reason I share my writing here is to hopefully inspire others. Perhaps by reading my words, people will stop running so fast through life and pause to consider their blessings. Maybe they'll see their own children differently, realize how quickly time goes and cherish the people that are closest in their lives.
But another reason I write is for myself; to journal memories that happen along the way that, for one reason or another, stand out. Though there are so many places I'd love to go and so many things I'd like to do, I've learned to savor the everyday moments that are the true stepping stones of my life.
These photographs are one of those, "You really had to be there" moments. There's no way that I can describe the absolute hilarity that was going on inside the car nor the laughter that filled it! It was one of those times when you can barely breathe from laughing so hard and when the tears you shed are from pure happiness. I've always believed it is joy and those child-like times that bookmark the greatest pages of our lives.
Today I write this post for me, to savor this memory and carry it into the future. Time has a way of stealing away seemingly insignificant things. But today I'll stop its thievery, capture this day and in doing so, always remember this moment of laughter and joy.