Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Stuck In A Moment

It's 4:20 AM and I can't sleep. So I'm taking the quiet of the morning as a chance to post something I've been smiling about for weeks. We've been "in transition" for about a month now- leaving the Vineyard, buying a house, defending (and passing!) a dissertation, preparing for 2nd baby- I'm sure I'm forgetting something. We joke that we like to cram all of life's big changes into a short span of time. Lots of big moments in the past few weeks, but by far one of my favorites occured one morning when we were babysitting David and Sarah's kids. We'd gotten them dressed and fed for school and were just cleaning up when an impromptu concert started up in the den. It started with Sam and Peter lounging on the couch strumming guitars- some slow lazy version of a Killers song. Then Olivia joined in, the broom and mop came out, and Dorothy provided the backup IPod. Before we could really process what was happening they were singing U2 at the top of their lungs. "Elevation", followed by "Stuck In A Moment", and the boys knew every word- they were singing with such conviction. Olivia just strummed and sang "elevation" over and over again, for both songs. The energy in the room was like no other. Sheer happiness. What a cool crew.


amy said...

that's amazing. what a fun thing! how old are the boys?

BKicklighter said...

My response to this is:
WHERE did you buy a house?????
BABY #2??????

aspiring_musician said...

have you begun the second Mary Doria Russell book? if so, is it recommendable? I miss you guys, by the way.

Brittany said...

oh man! the cmc would be so proud =) how precious! It reminds me of my own family crew back.. a long long time ago. Hope all is well!