Right Here, Right Now; It’s Perfect

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When I am with you, there’s no place I’d rather be.”

It’s a Friday night, my husband and I have the weekend away just to spend with each other. He has surprised me with a one-night stay at a small lodge in the middle of the trees. We walk into this little cabin that reminds me of the one that my Grampa built. The one that I grew up spending summers and weekends enjoying. Brady lights a fire, we curl up next to each other and just sit. We listen to the crackle of the burning wood, we smell the earthy scent of the cedar as it warms. It’s perfect.

I remember thinking I want to freeze this moment and carry it with me.


We are expected to have a vision. A direction that moves us towards achieving an end goal. To always raise the bar and set it higher in order to be successful. We should know what we want in our lives, otherwise how can we ever get there?

What if, right here, right now, in this single moment I am living my vision. What if I could just freeze time and stay right here?

As a child, my vision was to be a mom (yes we all know this and have heard it a thousand times) a stay at home mom, that baked the best chocolate chip cookies and made the best lunches. I would be able to stay home because my husband was able to support us as a family. We would have a cat and dog (did NOT see the hamster, bunny and endless fish replacements) in the home we built where we would live and raise our healthy beautiful kids.

This is it. I am living it. 

I am right smack dab in the middle of my vision.

And to be honest, I wouldn’t change anything.

The only thing I’d like to change would be my own choices.

I would like to work on being at a place in my life that I can learn to let small things go. Not allowing them to take over all my thoughts, or causing me anxiety or to lose sleep at night. I would like to make fresh air a priority, and no matter what the temperature is, to get outside and breathe it in. I would like more of the close moments with my husband. The ones that give me butterflies, and warm my heart. I would like more laughter, the kind that makes you cry, your stomach hurt and makes you lose your breath. I would like to see my friends on a regular basis. Girl time to me is so important.

But above all I would like to slow time down, to cherish my children and their hopes and dreams. To watch them do the things they love because it simply makes them feel happy.

It’s these moments that show me I am living my vision.

And this is exactly where I want to be.

Written by: Krystle Rhea; Just Breathe Mama

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