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.
My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan and Preston. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »
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