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My Perfect Day...

My Perfect Day would begin with: (some of you may not know that I live my life comfined to a wheelchair...yuck!)

  • Getting out of bed at 6am just as the sun is coming up, WALKING to my Sweet Memories Garden, pulling weeds and watering my flower gardens.  Just me and the birds.
  • Hugging everyone I came in contact with
  • Visiting with my kids and friends in their homes
  • Swimming, swimming, swimming!
  • Dancing, dancing, dancing!
  • Attending the temple with CL
  • Romping and playing with my grandchildren
  • Playing baseball and shooting hoops with my boys
  • Mall shopping with my girls and trying on the latest fashions!
It would end with climbing to the top of our hill and watching the sun set with CL

What are some of the things you would like to do on your Perfect Day?



  1. All of that sounds good to me. Well, except maybe pulling weeds. LOL

  2. I can relate to so much of this! I really miss driving. It would be so awesome to just hop in the car and go wherever I want. Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Karen...weeding is FUN! (I know, I'm a little crazy!)

  4. Angela (About A Mom), yes, not being able to drive is a big thing...

  5. Maybe those of us named Karen can't relate to weeding as fun. I agree 100% with Karen Mortenson! :)

    My perfect day really stems around family: enjoying our time together. Bright sunshine and the sound of waves crashing against the beach as background noise would certainly improve the ambiance!

    Our church a/c went out in the hurricane. We shuffled everything around to the parts of the building that still had working a/c. THAT WAS PERFECT!!!! The camaraderie of believers working together to make sure God's message of love and hope was shared with those who don't know Jesus. The laughter. The reminiscing.

    It's not where or what for me -- Perfect is defined by who.

  6. Awww man, where did my comment go. It was witty, warm, poignant and profound. I am certain this one will be dull in comparison.

    First, I agree 100% with Karen Mortenson. Weeding is NOT fun. All Karens should unite against weeding!

    As to my perfect day, it involves time with family -- really enjoying each other, not just lazing on the couch staring at a movie on TV. Perfection could be enhanced with bright sunshine outside and the sounds of waves lapping on the beach in the background... maybe a seagull squawk or two. You know...

    Seriously, perfection for me is not what or how or where, but who. Our church's a/c went out during the hurricane Saturday. Instead of canceling services, we moved everyone around (there are 3,000 members -- and we had less than 1/3 of our space to work with)... anyway, the joy we experienced working together to provide an environment for those who don't know Jesus to come to church and worship with those who do was priceless. We shifted kids classrooms and materials, chairs, musical equipment. We laughed and talked about the "good old days" when this seemed big. We shared stories about the hurricane. We rejoiced that so many were able to attend. It's probably on my top ten list of favorite church experiences ever -- and I didn't even get to attend!!!!! Just being His hands and feet for some others was worship enough.... doing that with friends and family, PRICELESS!

  7. I do not have a special garden but I would like to one day! It sounds like it would be a very wonderful day!

  8. Karen D...I decided to put both your comments up even though they repeat in some things, they also were unique in others...thanks for your great comment(s)! I agree...friends and family are priceless!

    Faith Confessions, Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

  9. Becky Jane, Thank you so much for the lovely guest post. I had a wonderful vacation back home. I was able to weed two flower beds and the chicken coop is sparkling clean. I even got to cut down some brush at the back of our property and I got to babysit my grandson little bug giving my husband a well deserved break. I am thankful every day for all the blessings I have received. I checked out your memory gardens. I really like them all but I think my favorite is Bogie's Brigadoon. The mushrooms are so creative. I hope you have a wonderful week.

  10. What a great-sounding day! My perfect day would include family too. Stumbled you!

  11. My perfect day would involve visiting with my mom. She lives in Idaho (where I grew up) and I live in Pennsylvania. She's afraid to fly and can't afford it anyway. We just can't afford to fly a family of four to visit her right now. I haven't seen her in two years...which means she hasn't seen her grandchildren in that long as well. It breaks my heart. But I'm grateful for Skype, because at least we can see each others face from time to time. It's just not the same as a hug. And a cup of coffee together. Aside from that, my perfect day would also consist of a nice long nap, laziness in front of all my favorite DVR'd shows that I never have time to watch, and a day of making memories with my beautiful kids and amazing husband.


  12. I don't even know how to describe a "perfect day"....but it would have to include our GRANDsons...and of course, Pappy!!! ;-)

  13. My perfect day is laughing with my children and I have that already sometimes....walking on the beach would be real nice. Nah on the Weeds:)

  14. Becky,

    I am so sorry about your situation, and although I am not in a wheelchair, I can somewhat relate to your frustrations. I have fibromyalgia, I have had to stop working because of it, and it takes all my energy just to get through the day and take care of my kids (and I often need hired help to do that). I don't tell many people about it because I don't want it to be what defines me in others' eyes, and I cope by writing my humor blog, where I don't even mention it, but just laugh at life in general. It has been very therapeutic.

    But for me, my perfect day would simply be this: having no pain, taking no drugs, and living completely in the moment. Being able to say "yes" when my son wants a piggy-back-ride or for me to take him to the park -- being able to chase him in the yard, just being there... completely... for my two children, and playing with them without the constant distraction of pain or the haze of pain meds.

    I will be praying for you... these things are always difficult to sort out emotionally. But always remember that your body is not WHO you are... who you are is the beautiful spirit inside, and that spirit is free to love, laugh, dream, create, and be loved.

    Oh, and on a lighter note, I LOVE WEEDING!!! Gardening is like meditation for me... I can only do it for short periods at a time, but when I do, my mind goes quiet and my soul is at peace. I have thus developed a rather recent obsession with orchids and rare, hard-to-grow plants from Rwanda, so that I can futz with my plants indoors year-round! LOL And I start summer plants from seed in February (I use grow lights)...because their little green heads popping up from the soil in the middle of winter bring me joy, hope, and a reminder that life is a miracle.

    Well, I think I've just written an entire blog post in your comment section, but I wanted to express how much I feel for you, and that I will be praying for your physical, spiritual and emotional healing. God bless you.

    Hugs, Jenn @Misadventures in Motherhood

    P.S. I'm kind of private about the fibro thing, so if you'd like to comment back, please just message me on voiceBoks or something... not on my blog... it's just not something I'm comfortable with everyone knowing about me. Thanks so much. Hugs!

  15. Becky, you describe the perfect day so well. I believe so many things in life are inexplicable. Be strong, my friend, that one day you may do all these wonderful things and hold everyone that loves you. Just keep remembering the happiest moment in your life.
    Wishing you the best of the best of the most best day,

  16. I get to have perfect days all the time and they always include coming to visit you here! :)

  17. Hi! I wanted to stop by and thank you for joining the Planet Weidknecht Weekend Hop. I hope you'll join in again.

  18. Hi Becky,

    I take so many things for granted, especially the ability to use my legs. Thank you for reminding me. I don't need a lot to make my perfect day. I want to take the kidlets to their choice of venue and then do dinner and a movie with my hubby.

  19. Thanks everyone for such sweet comments. I didn't want my post to sound like a pity party, but I guess it kind of did...oops!

  20. my perfect day would be sitting by the ocean with my wife watching the boats coming and going in and out of the harbor

    taking breaks of course to eat fabulous meals throughout the day

    at the end of the day, she is reading a favorite book and i compose some new music

  21. Wow...that was perfect. You made me feel guilty for thinking my perfect day would be when my husband says, "Hey sleep in. I'm taking all 6 kids to Kentucky or Montana for the week. Here's my checkbook. Bye now..." and he gives me a kiss.

    Ahhh....bliss :)
    Mucho love girlfriend

  22. should feel guilty, but, just in case your husband does give you the checkbook and he does take the kids far away, let me know and we'll party together!
    HUGS Sweety!


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