Sharing The Wonder – A Simple Pleasure

My husband and I like to take walks at the end of the day. We usually head out just before sunset. Tonight we decided to play a little “I spy” with the digital camera, capturing whatever wonders we might find along the way.
I loved this soft green foliage carpeting the woodland trail. Sweet to see something so delicate living among the twigs and stones.
He was drawn to the curiosity of a cactus nestled under a gnarled, leafless tree. Ironic that, in trying to get a closer shot, his arms were pricked by the tangled tree branches.
I became a part of the paparazzi when I came across this little
 cluster of pansies. Hard to resist the first color of spring after
 a long season of brown.
He tried to coax a smile from these shy buds on a hanging branch but they hid in the light of the camera flash. Instead, he caught the fading color of the twilight sky. Just as lovely, I think.
My simple pleasure today? I’ll give you a hint.
 It wasn’t snapping pictures or enjoying God’s creation or walking in the glow of another beautiful sunset, although I’m grateful for all these things.
It was being able to experience it all with the love of my life by my side. Spending time with my wonderful husband is something
 I never take for granted. I am thankful to God for such a gift. Thankful for eyes to see the wonder right in front of me.
 He takes my hand and we walk home. I breathe contentment. For him, for this day, for every blessing. And for all the simple pleasures we share together.
Happily linking up with Simple Pleasures and Thankful Thursdays.

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A Poem For My Soulmate

I thought it would be appropriate to start off this blog with a nod to the love of my life, who is a constant supply of inspiration for me. I couldn’t ask for a better husband! I wrote this for him.

My Soul Mate
 
I’ve grown accustomed to a face
That’s taught mine how to smile
And to the arms that hold me when I cry
 
I’ve come to crave the gentle touch
Of hands that warm my own
When chilly winds come blowing in the night
 
I’ve learned to sing the melodies
Composed by one sweet voice
And those will be the songs my heart will hear
 
Long after all the noise of earth
Has faded into breath
And all but memory has disappeared