I think today was one of the nicest days I’ve ever had on the snow. The conditions at Blue Mountain were great, and even better Kevin was able to work late last night so he could come along, which is always nice. I took some video of a couple of young ladies who are learning to ski and Matt’s going to put it to Nichole Nordeman’s “Brave”. I hope it turns out. We had a blast doing the filming, and though I think I have enough I wish I’d have taken more. We stayed late into the afternoon. I came in earlier than Kevin and he ended up staying out, following the groomers as they worked the trails. Nothing like flying down a freshly-groomed piste (first tracks are great!). But I waited in the lodge. My knees were “talking to me” and I didn’t want to push it. They don’t actually hurt, they just get really warm and fuzzy like, lol :)
On the way home I was thinking back on the day and how great it was, how much I enjoy spending time with my husband (and son). I really do cherish these days. I know they’ll be gone someday and all one of us will have left are memories. I wish there was a way to bottle them up and “re-live” them in the future. I’m struck by the fact that time is a created thing and someday it’s going to end, and what then? There will be no more time as we know it. I guess we’ll be in eternity, which is too big for this mind to grasp, though it must be like some kind of “perpetual now.” In the meantime, the days tick off until there are no more left. Reminds me of Moses’ prayer in Psalm 90, “So teach us to number our days, that we may present to Thee a heart of wisdom.” Yeah, I’d like one of those. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just pick up a phone and order takeout? Uh, yeah, I’ll have a heart of wisdom, please, and a side order of patience. Hold the pickles, but sprinkle extra humility, if you would….