It has been a long time since I updated my Little Moments section, but a recent trip to take pictures of the sunrise over Seattle, made me realize, as cliche as it may sound, a sunrise is definitely a moment that should be cherished. I am not one of those people that sleeps in until the late afternoon and I actually get up quite early on the weekends, but still, when Ryan nudged me the other morning and said “Des its a little before sunrise, I want go to take pictures, come with me?” My first thought was…are you serious? It is too early. But being the loving, supportive wife that I am, I said what the heck. And it was actually more enjoyable then I imagined.
During work week, I do get up before the sun comes up and on occasion, I have even stayed up till the sun comes up, but that is another entry all together. But I realized the other day as I was sitting at Kerry Park in Seattle at 6:45 in the morning, that I have never actually watched the sun come up. So as Ryan set up his camera, I sat on a bench with Pumpkin in my lap and glanced out over the city, took a couple deep breaths of the cool morning air and suddenly I was very relaxed.
It was as if all of the work and family worries disappeared, I just sat there and watched. The usually loud city, looked so quiet and peaceful. There weren’t many cars or people. I wasn’t running around trying to get a bunch of things done. I was just relaxing, and embracing the start of a new day. And at this moment I realized that sunrise might actually be my favorite time of day. I think that with the hustle and bustle of life, watching a sunrise falls really low on the list of things to do, and that is perfectly fine. However, when things get too busy and too hectic, and you just need a break take time one morning to watch it and cherish it, I bet you will be glad you did.