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Out the corner of my eye

I see a lot. Like the time that monster attacked my van on the driver’s side one winter. Ok, it wasn’t really a monster it was a deer. But it was really dark and unexpected and shoot, it looked like a monster, lol. Now every time I see a deer I get nervous.

I see my children actually getting along and helping each other.

I see the man I am going to grow old with and could not be happier.

I see how quickly my nieces, nephews and cousins are growing up so fast. I have to stop telling them “You look like such a big boy ” every time I see them. Yes I really do that. I am sure they don’t like it since they are grown but they let me get away with it.

I see my children holding doors and being polite for others.

I can spot a clearance sign clear across the store, behind a few people,  without my glasses on.

I can see the laundry piles and clutter. But so what? There will always be laundry and clutter.

I see the coupons I let expire. I slowly count backwards from 20. Not ten because there were some really good ones I let go to waste.

I see how happy my husband is when he has a great time fishing.

I can see what a wonderful family I have.

I see so much kindness in others.

I can see who I used to be, who I am and who I am becoming.

What do you see out the corner of your eye?

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20 Comments

  • Reply Creative Junkie

    OK – I’m going to assume you’re not looking for the “dried up macaroni & cheese on my kitchen counter” answer, right?

    Umm … I see my kids taking yet another step away from me towards independence. And sometimes it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

    September 8, 2010 at 7:05 pm
    • Reply Tricia

      I like that one!

      September 8, 2010 at 10:08 pm
  • Reply Cheryl

    Wow. Totally makes you take a second and realize all the good things in your life. Thank you for that! I definitely needed it today!

    September 8, 2010 at 7:05 pm
    • Reply Tricia

      I have to make myself pay attention sometimes. Thank you for reading it 🙂

      September 8, 2010 at 10:17 pm
  • Reply nicóle

    What an EXCELLENT post! I really enjoyed it. (By the way- I can totally spot a clearance sign with out my eyeglasses too!)

    Hmmm…what do I see…sleeping children next to me!

    September 8, 2010 at 8:42 pm
    • Reply Tricia

      Thank you so much. Ah, sleeping children. Hopefully that will be the same thing I see soon, lol

      September 8, 2010 at 10:09 pm
  • Reply Kathy

    What an inspiring post… I really needed that!

    September 8, 2010 at 9:13 pm
    • Reply Tricia

      Thank you. I am happy to share it. It was just on my mind today 🙂

      September 8, 2010 at 10:16 pm
  • Reply Sheila Hickmon

    Great post!
    I see my daughter acting more and more like me every day… I’m not entirely sure that’s a good thing either :/ If she don’t stop, her teenage years will put me in the mental institution!

    September 8, 2010 at 9:14 pm
    • Reply Tricia

      You too? Everyone says my 12 year old acts like me. Attitude and all. I am not to sure if I can take that, lol.

      September 8, 2010 at 10:10 pm
  • Reply Kristen

    What a beautiful post! I often overlook the little things in my life and sometimes it takes a post like this to kind of snap me back to where I should be. It sounds like you are very blessed and that you do appreciate it though. The coupons? There will be more. 😉

    September 8, 2010 at 9:15 pm
    • Reply Tricia

      Thank you. Today was a good day. I try to notice them when I can. And I will pay closer attention to those expiration dates, lol.

      September 8, 2010 at 10:11 pm
  • Reply Allison

    LOVE this! I see my daughter drinking her bottle that I need to take away from her watching Kai Lan and getting VERY sleepy. I also see the mountain of homework that I have piling up, but refuse to get to because in my mind the MomDot forum is more important at the moment!

    September 8, 2010 at 9:15 pm
    • Reply Tricia

      Awww, Kai Lan? My daughter loves her even though I constantly forget her name and totally say something not even close.

      September 8, 2010 at 10:12 pm
  • Reply Robin

    Wonderful piece. I enjoyed it 🙂

    September 8, 2010 at 9:16 pm
    • Reply Tricia

      Thank you Robin 🙂

      September 8, 2010 at 10:12 pm
  • Reply Jenny

    really a deer? i woulda pee’d myself man!

    i see stuff too but i never really pay attention to it unless it needs to be paid attention to. i think i just let life slip by with out a care. that’s kinda bad huh?

    aweosme post though 🙂

    September 8, 2010 at 9:18 pm
    • Reply Tricia

      Yes the biggest deer I ever saw. It came right at the driver’s side door while I was driving down the street! It took a while before I could drive that road again. That’s ok. You may not notice it everyday, but you see it when you need to 🙂

      September 8, 2010 at 10:14 pm
  • Reply Nolie

    What a beautiful post. Life is about the small things and those that we love. We should never lose sight of that and should live in the moment as it will soon be the past.

    September 8, 2010 at 9:32 pm
    • Reply Tricia

      Thank you. I am learning to appreciate the small things a little more each day 🙂

      September 8, 2010 at 10:15 pm

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