Is it really a Kodak Moment...I think it just might be!

By
Real Estate Attorney with Bay Vista Realty BK671311

There are just those days....when ever person has passed his point of no return.  This just happened to be one of those days when the energy and stamina ran out.  Even the inertial was gone...it was time for a break.

The whole family was tired and while I still had plenty of driving to do, the wife convinced me to stop and grab some food, chow, go-juice, calories, just nutrition, no-one cared where, just stop.

Suddenly ahead there was an open place....a "sport-bar-pub-restaurant" brightly lit and inviting so we pulled in and parked.

The whole family of five got out, stretched and limped on in......butts weary of the warm car leather to cold eatery vinyl transition, but too hungry and tired to care. 

Soon drinks were served, anything with caffeine was a welcome thought, and the as my little family crowded around this table, just glad to be in a non-moving box for a minute or two, I watched as my children dozed off in order of age. 

First to go was the youngest, barely awake on her feet as we walked in....she propped he head on the chair and slumped down low....gone!  POOF!

Next my middle one leaned into me....I thought she was resting until she answered the waitress with a solid but light snore....to which my son chuckled and ordered his food, just before putting his head on the table. 

Ladies and Gentlemen, my wife and I dream of these alone moments, but not in the middle of a restaurant miles and miles from home.....The Gods must be Crazy!

The Naps were short, the food was brought and just prior to waking the little guys up....my wife had the forethought to snap a pic or two......pics that we will always be able to have and to cherish long after the kids are in college or living their own lives.

 

And as I sit here and write and reflect on the weariness of the evening, the exhaustion that overtook us, I look at this picture and cant help but think....I cannot wait to have the kids tire me out like that again....what a WONDERFUL DAY!

Thank-You God for returning me safely time and time again to my family and thank-you guys for allowing such a weary old soldier to be the father of three of the coolest and best kids around.  (And Thank-you too Honey, for keeping me around, gotta mention I love you!!!!!!!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This post is written as a submission to the ActiveRain 'Kodak      Moments' contest. I have the chance to win the KODAK EASYSHARE M580 Digital Camera

 

To participate in the ActiveRain contest, visit the blog post announcing the contest from Kodak and ActiveRain.

Posted by

I certainly hope this helps and if you have any questions, as always, feel free to drop a line at Gary@BayVistaRealty.com

If you or someone you know needs assistance with a Short Sale anywhere in the Tampa Bay Area, please don't hesitate to call to speak with a certified Short Sale Specialist.

 

Signature

Gary De Pury, SFR

Bay Vista Realty logo

Broker-Owner

Bay Vista Realty & Investments, Inc.

YOUR FRIENDS AT BAY VISTA REALTY PROVIDE COMPLETE REAL ESTATE SERVICES FOR HOME SELLERS AND BUYERS IN THE TAMPA BAY MARKETPLACE, COVERING ALL OF HILLSBOROUGH, PASCO, AND PINELLAS COUNTIES.

WHEN YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A HOME, REAL EXPERIENCE MATTERS.

Bay Vista Realty & Investments and our team of Professional Full Time REALTORS are ready to help you with

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
ActiveRain Community
Location:
Florida
Tags:
exhausted kids kodak moment
short sale expert

Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainer
79,355
Jami Asanovich
Smart Concept Realty, LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
Doing the right thing, every time!

Very cute! It really is moments like that, that make your heart overflow. Best of luck winning the camera! :)

Dec 15, 2010 10:25 AM #1
Rainmaker
503,017
Larry Atkins
State Wide Realty Co. - Farmville, VA

This picture is priceless. Defiantely a Kodak Moment in my book too.

Dec 15, 2010 10:26 AM #2
Rainer
158,185
Rhonda Abbott
Howard Hanna - Wadsworth, OH
Wadsworth & Greater Akron, OH

Great story, adorable photo.  Thank you so much for your service!

Dec 15, 2010 10:26 AM #3
Rainmaker
611,302
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Hi Gary, great story and the picture is precious.  You are a winner...especially as a dad.  Thank you!

Dec 15, 2010 10:31 AM #4
Ambassador
337,785
Melissa McKinney
McKinney Realty Group - Fayetteville, NC
Realtor, www.LivingFayetteville.com

Gary~GREAT photo! Isn't that what life is all about?! They all grow SO quickly I am going to miss mine when they are all grown up!

Dec 15, 2010 12:08 PM #5
Rainmaker
384,640
Mark Hall
Realty One Group Cascadia - Vancouver, WA
Homes for Sale Vancouver Washington

Great shot. I have felt that way many times... As a matter of fact, I think my wife has a few snapshots of me in similar predicaments!

Dec 15, 2010 12:35 PM #6
Rainmaker
505,000
Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

One special moment to be cherished indeed; all the best and Merry Christmas!

Dec 15, 2010 03:06 PM #7
Rainmaker
617,380
Fred Hernden, CMI
Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area - Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque area Master Inspector

Gary, Excellent... those moments are priceless!

Dec 16, 2010 12:54 AM #8
Ambassador
3,347,086
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Terrific story and wondeful way to share with everyone. This is really a Kodak moment!.

Margaret

Dec 16, 2010 06:48 AM #9
Rainmaker
506,280
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Your wife really did capture a moment and you truly captured its meaning!

Dec 16, 2010 10:32 PM #10
Rainmaker
565,035
Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain - Cottonwood, CA

Gary,

NICE; Kids are one of God's greatest inventions.

Best,

Steve

Dec 18, 2010 05:40 AM #11
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Rainer
80,896

Gary De Pury, ESQ.

Ask me a question
*
*
*
*

Additional Information