You know what you guys? I forgot some things before I went on this trip to Orlando. They are…
I forgot how much I love Seussland at Universal. It’s bright and happy and you just can’t feel morose there. If there were rules in Seussland then feeling morose would be against them.
On the flipside, I forgot how scary Harry Potter’s Forbidden Journey is. I closed my eyes a lot. This photo is before the ride…during the 45 minute wait in line. But it looks scary, huh?
I forgot how much I love having dinner with old friends. This is Bob and his lovely lady, Debbie. Bob and Steve have been friends since Jr. High. My son, Josiah, is 12 and I sure hope that in 38 years he’s still meeting his friends, Levi and Ethan and Kincade for dinner. That’s good friendship.
Also, I love, love, love having my whole family together under one roof – but I forgot how much I love having extended time with just one kid. It’s such a gift.
And I love seeing that kid loving time with her dad.
…and also with ice cream.
And one more thing: as I was looking through these pictures from yesterday, I saw one and I had this dusty recollection of a feeling that I haven’t entirely forgotten, but it has gotten a little faded over the past year.
Sometimes you don’t even realize that things are missing in your life
until they come back to you
and it’s like a raincloud breaks and you feel the drops and you want to dance around in it because the ground has been dry for too long.
That’s how I felt when I saw this and remembered that maybe I had forgotten…
to remember to laugh
freely. Because life is meant to be lived and loved and laughed at.