This was our first Saturday breakfast date since this surreal week of tragedies. Just to give you a gist of what WareBear and I are made of – we have breakfast with each other every Saturday morning. It’s our time to actually sit down and have a decent conversation with each other.
No other people.
No school work.
Our thoughts and concerns.
The piece of mind that after it all, we have each other.
As a busy couple with work and school consuming our lives, its nice to be able to get away from it all together. With this week, I had a lot heavy on my heart with all of the tragedies that have plagued both Boston and Texas. The biggest one being is one day WareBear and I would like to have one, maybe two cute little mulatto babies running around. I will let you know right now, that I refuse to let any children that we may have live in fear. Life is meant to be lived fully and without regrets. It’s depressing hearing individuals talk about the sheer fact that they are so afraid to go outside because of the terror in the world.
What we fail to realize is that with that terror, there is also greatness to be found. Greatness in just seeing the good in people helping others out during the Boston Marathon and West, Texas tragedies. Greatness is discovered when you wake up every morning with the blessing that you get to live and enjoy another day.
Greatness is living life to the fullest and proving that we have the drive to push forward despite all the tragedy that plagues us.
Today, WareBear and I decided we will live without fear and regrets. We decided that we are going to love and laugh. Enjoy all the triumphs that we have. Endure all the pain that may come our way. We refuse to let tragedy define our lives. We’ll pray and keep those near and dear in our hearts. We’ll help out in any way possible (i.e. donating dog and cat food to West, Texas). We’ll prevail and be stronger than ever.
It’s been a gracious Saturday of counting my blessings and remembering that I am lucky for all of my days.
After breakfast with WareBear, I was ready to move forward. It was my day to just enjoy all that life had to offer and I did. I took a nap, drank tea on my patio with my pups, enjoyed a volleyball game, visited the Vintage House, and rounded the evening out with homework and Rangers baseball.
I leave you with this quote from Jackie Robinson after watching 42 (highly recommended that you see it – powerful story), it just seems appropriate.
“Life is not a spectator sport. If you’re going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you’re wasting your life.” -JR #42
Get out and live freely.