Sunday, August 06, 2006

Absorbing the Moment



I've been thinking some more about that devotional I posted a couple of days ago. I've been thinking about how often I set myself up for those perfect moments, only to have them come and find myself disappointed. Sometimes the best moments in life aren't those that you anticipate, but rather those that just happen.

One of those moments happened yesterday and will probably be one of my favorite memories of Summer 2006. We had the opportunity to go boating with our friends, the Quigleys and the day was very nice. However, everything kicked up a notch when we blew up the brand new intertube and gave it a test run. After a bit of a mishap with Brayden (my prescription sunglasses are at the bottom of Fall Creek Lake and Brayden flew into my lap), I coaxed Lisa to sit by me and encouraged John to kick it up just a bit.

This is what our ride sounded like, courtesy of the narration of Lisa:

OMIGOSH, OMIGOSH, OMISGOSH
DO YOU SEE WHAT'S COMING UP?
WE'RE GONNA DIE, WE'RE GONNA DIE!
O LORD, HAVE MERCY
HAVE MERCY UPON US
I'M GONNA PEE MY PANTS!

It was HILLARIOUS!!! Unlike LIsa, who used words to describe the experience, all I could do was uncontrollably laugh - her antics only added to the festivity of it all. What a blast. Thank you, Quigleys, for joining us in such a fun day, and Thank you, Lisa for creating one of my favorite happy moments of the year!

3 comments:

HollieHobbie said...

I could so hear Lisa saying all of that! and I could picture you laughing! How fun for you guys.

stephietoo said...

I want to be in one of your favorite memories of the summer too! I wish we could have been there to enjoy it with you guys.

Lisa, I can totally imagine you out there saying those things. However, what kind of friend is Stephie??? She laughed at you when you were about ready to pee your pants and you thought you were going to die. I am sorry, man! :o)

So glad you guys had such a great time.

Love ya!
Stephietoo

StephieAnne said...

Don't pity Lisa too much, as soon as I got back on the boat, she had coaxed Dennis to sit next to her to repeat the experience..... Poor Dennis couldn't even hold on, he was too busy clutching his chest as he was laughing so hard.....

And, Stephie - we've missed you too - can't wait to have that kind of fun with you too - and, we need to have a moment horseback riding too!