it doesn't take much to put things into perspective.
the above image was taken last week, one morning when we were skiing. i stopped and watched the view and took stock of all around me.
the 10 days at the snow have done wonders for our family unit. the boys and i reconnected on a level where we have had all day and 2.5 weeks to share many special experiences.
john and i skied together each morning and finally after a long time i felt re connected as i shared many a chair lift ride with him and raced him down the hill. we have been fairly distant recently with him starting up a new business... i guess its life and you get stuck in the rut but moving away from routine and home for 10 days was exactly what we needed. i enjoyed his company and shared many special moments together.
my nitty gritty whinges about family dynamics are nothing compared to dear friends whose lives have been turned upside down with such a jolt that you spent days/weeks wondering and trying to make sense of what is happening. i guess its all relative but it certainly makes you stop and look around and appreciate your loved ones.
so i guess as the week starts and we are all back at school, working and juggling activities and experiences its important to remember to stop and look around each day and appreciate whats right there... family. to smile and say i love you and to hold whats important close.