Nov 14, 2012

the small things


it may not seem like that big of a deal. maybe no one even noticed at the restaurant.

but today, for the first time in six years, I got to sit next to Ian in a restaurant booth.

no wheelchair between us.

no awkwardly sitting on the corner of the table to reach his fork to our plate.

no arm rest digging into my ribs to help him eat.

no knee folded underneath me making me tall enough to reach him.

no wheelchair anti tippers sticking out into the aisle tripping the waitresses and waiters.

just us.

transferred to a booth.

shoulder to shoulder.

holding hands.

having date night.

sometimes it's the smallest things that are enough to keep us going.

15 comments:

Jill said...

glad. this is beautiful!

Summer said...

So happy for you to have this moment :) The little things are usually the biggest!

xo
summer

Liz Brown said...

Your positivity is such a good example to me.

Anonymous said...

All I can say is...

:-)

Unknown said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Kayla Evans said...

Smiling for you right now. Jesus is so beautiful in you both. Your courage and strength challenge me daily. God is using you in ways you will never comprehend. Keep pressing in, it will be worth it my sister.

Pretty lady said...

*cries* why must your love be so strong? It makes me weak on the knees. Thank you guys, for cherishing the small things

Kristy said...

That is so so very sweet. Happy you both had such a sweet experience. :)

abbi said...

aaah, so exciting! Smiling with you

Isylla-Beth said...

good to hear )hugs(

Michelle said...

Ahhh...we love date night too! After 35 years of marriage we still look forward to our Tuesday date night! :)

Jennifer D. said...

That's amazing! Congrats!!!

Abigail Cashelle said...

So beautiful Laris. I love your writing style.

Ever praying and staying with you both.

Abigail

Lindsay said...

Wow :.)This gave me glad goosebumps.Praising God for His small glories that are actually quite large to us!

AnaC15 said...

Taking in consideration what you said. Thanks... and good for you, guys!