Tuesday, April 15, 2014

celebrate the path taken

song pair: God Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts

i believe it's important to celebrate. celebrations should not require a reflection of victory. i believe it's equally important to celebrate a traveled journey. struggles and sacrifices are made to complete a path. life does not always give us the outcomes we desire. sometimes life gives us the opposite of what we have asked for. this does not mean we should marinate in the unpleasant or grumble at the misfortune. i choose instead to gather the troops and bond together in reflection of time well spent. i work hard to value the people around me, even during the tough times. we may not have achieved a desired outcome, but we were together. the relationships matter. win or lose, pay attention to who is next to you.  

a few of my hockey girlfriends gathered together last weekend to commemorate the final home game of the 2013-2014 season. the sun was shining all afternoon. the food was plenty. being together was the most important feeling that day. 

and of course these moms are some of my very favorite gal pals.  

i have been promising myself all season to host a 'gamewatch.'. so before the season wrapped, I kept my word and executed that promise.  
it was a casual Spring Fling. lots of light fare and laughter. my house comes alive when friends arrive. laughter fuels my space. there were bunches of tulips in every corner. bright colors and smiling faces. 

each girl took home my ode to our favorite hockey team. 
every season we make a similar commitment to support our guys through thick or thin. 
that pledge is worth recognition and celebration. i wouldn't trade it for the world.    

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