Thursday, May 17, 2007

The "Time of Your Dreams"

Emily called briefly from her honeymoon to ask us to look up on her e-mail the next bed and breadfast along their trip up the Mendocino Coastline. When James overheard that the newlyweds had called he made this pronouncement...."I bet they were having the time of their dreams!" That phrase has been sounding in the back of my mind for a few days with a haunting type of truth. Why not? If you had to choose between --"The time of Your Life" -- or --"The time of Your Dreams" --which would you choose? Well, I don't think I could have dreamt anything better than Saturday, May 12th around 11:30ish. Emily at total peace and happiness. I don't know anyone I think deserves to have a happy ending more than Emily. She was absolutely radiant - but more importantly, with all the pre-wedding stresses and jitters, to see her sealed to her loved one, Josh, and then see the complete peace wash over her as she held on to him, just filled me with the joy of all my dreams.
Another of a moms dreams - in middle age-dom - is getting all the children together, and that also happened to me for a little more than a week. It is SOOO rare now when all these adult children, living all around the country, and with all their different lives and schedules, can actually get together and play. Seeing my children playing is a wonderful dream, as they all laugh and tease and reminisce together. Wack - a - Mole was the game of choice this time, and although I participated one night and it left me aching for several nights, it was hilarious. Ridi would wind up the wacker with a huge grin on her face, and then deliver the blow to the booty of the poor "mole" (usually Emily). The triumphant golfers returning as if, men of ancient times returning after a rousing hunt. Everyone folding napkins, tying ribbons, and working like demons to make Emily's wedding a wonderful "Time of Her Dreams". And, it happened!!! For there are times, although maybe fewer and shorter than we'd like that we have for a moment - THE TIME OF OUR DREAMS!!!! That is my wish for all of my friends and family, as I think of you this moment, each of you, with your struggles and challenges, that you may also have--sooner than you'd even hope for - THE TIME OF YOUR DREAMS! I love you all, Catherine.

9 comments:

angie said...

The time of your dreams - love it!

Roy said...

Excellent choice of photo's! You got a great sampling! I love the "time of your Dreams!" quote.

Ann said...

Catherine, you write so beautifully and inspiringly (is that a word???) Reading this post gave me the chills. I agree, Emily so deserves her happy ending, her knight in shining armor. And I love 'time of her dreams"! James is quite inspiring, also. I must braggingly admit that I feel I am currently living 'the time of my dreams' because I finally have what I've dreamt of since I was about 5. Heavenly Father's blessing are wonderful, and if we have to wait, it seems as if He makes them even more sweet!

Enough epiphanies from me...love you, Catherine!!

susan said...

Thanks for sharing James' wisdom, "time of your dreams"! It was such joy to share a little of the "time of your dreams." You have a wonderful family. Thanks for the memories and your beautiful commentary. We love you all!!!

susan said...

Thanks for sharing James' wisdom, "time of your dreams"! It was such joy to share a little of the "time of your dreams." You have a wonderful family. Thanks for the memories and your beautiful commentary. We love you all!!!

susan said...

Thanks for sharing James' wisdom, "time of your dreams"! It was such joy to share a little of the "time of your dreams." You have a wonderful family. Thanks for the memories and your beautiful commentary. We love you all!!!

susan again said...

Sorry my comment was published in triplicate.(A word??)
P.S. The pictures are priceless.
Great one of you, Roy and Emily at the temple!!!

jessie said...

I love "the time of your dreams!" It was definitely one of the times of my dreams too. I feel so incredibly at home and included with the family, I will be eternally grateful for that. I miss you Catherine!

Emily said...

With out a doubt- It was, and will continue to be, the Time of my Dreams!!

I love you-

Thank you for every thing!!