Monday, March 12, 2012


I climbed into my bed last night and cozied in next to my dear husband who was there already, reading a book.  It was a book that I recently finished and am enjoying watching him enjoy.  The blankets were warm and sweet-smelling, fresh from the drier, and my knitting was calling my name.  It had been a long and fruitful day.  The newly cleaned and organized room surrounding us was proof of the morning's work, but the real fruit came in the second half of the day, spent outside in the sunshine, basking in the newly come spring with boys who have waited patiently for it.  I picked up my needles, the quiet of the night settling in around me, and suddenly it occurred to me:

I have everything I've ever wanted on this earth.


  1. I just happened to stumble across your blog, and wanted to thank you for this post. It brought tears to my eyes! What a simple, profound moment. Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. You know, this really was a profound moment in my life, as simple as it was. It truly did occur to me in that instant that all around me are the things I used to dream of as a young girl: A safe and happy home, a devoted husband, oodles of kids, and simple daily pleasures. I am blessed.
    I was so glad to see that someone else felt the moment with me... and to see that that someone was THE Jennifer Fulwiler... well, that just added to my joy! Thank you for stumbling and commenting!