Thursday, June 14, 2007

Happiness is...

looking at Holden as he goes on and on about what he did today and what he’s going to do tomorrow, he’s so handsome and so grown and he still talks to me, even though he’s 16

coming home to Michael and Riley in front of the computer screen enthralled in a game of Avatar

coming home to a clean house and folded clothes (thanks, Michael)

watching my two boys run around the yard chasing lightening bugs

hearing Holden’s car pull safely into the driveway

watching Riley go down the water slide at the pool for the first time, he’s my brave boy, that braveness will serve him well in the future

watching Riley throw the ball to Grace and seeing the proud way she struts back with it in her mouth (Grace is our dog, by the way)

sitting in the swing watching Riley play with his brother with my head on Michael’s shoulder and my legs thrown over his legs

putting diabetes in it's place and having it stay there


Vivian said...

Penny, this post made me smile. You are so blessed, you have all the important things in life people ever need. I love how much you appreciate all of them. You are an awesome person and I feel blessed to know you. =)

Penny Ratzlaff said...


You are such a strong woman and I feel blessed to know you too.

Scott K. Johnson said...

Great post Penny.

And I'm glad to know the both of you awesome moms!